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Devendra Banhart preview

Devendra Banhart preview

| November 11, 2009 | 0 Comments

Vic, Chicago Monday, November 16, 2009 Regina Spektor proved that a proud anti-folk member could make it work for a major label, though her success didn’t exactly offer clues as to who would be next. After making a gentle leap to glamor-indie XL, hirsute cosmonaut Devendra Banhart is shilling for Reprise.

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BK-One preview

BK-One preview

| November 11, 2009 | 0 Comments

Metro, Chicago Thursday, November 18, 2009 Brother Ali, who’s headlining this Metro gig, is a lot to handle. He’s bright white, self-righteous, on the big-boned side, and spits like a llama. You might not notice his DJ.

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Lupe Fiasco live!

Lupe Fiasco live!

| November 4, 2009 | 0 Comments

Congress Theatre, Chicago Thursday, October 29, 2009 Lasers, big lights, a JumboTron screen, and a full band featuring an animated guitarist were all pieces of Lupe Fiasco’s ever-visual Halloween show that drew a near-capacity crowd. While this West Side-raised rhymer has been quiet this year, his epic performance at the Congress reaffirmed his budding star […]

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The Gaslight Anthem live!

The Gaslight Anthem live!

| November 4, 2009 | 0 Comments

House Of Blues, Chicago Tuesday, October 27, 2009 It seems like every few months, The Gaslight Anthem is out somewhere in Chicago. Just this past August, the group played a Lollapalooza after-party at Double Door, in addition to the outfit’s set at the festival proper. Before that, it was an April appearance at Double Door, […]

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Lissie preview

Lissie preview

| November 4, 2009 | 0 Comments

Auditorium Theatre, Chicago Thursday, November 12, 2009 For those of you hoofing it to the Ray Lamontagne show on Thursday, might we intrude a bit to introduce the opener before you doze off during the headliner’s set — and she’s from Rock Island, no less.

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Submit To WXRT’s Holiday Spectacular!

Submit To WXRT’s Holiday Spectacular!

| November 4, 2009 | 0 Comments

Richard Milne Wants You We don’t expect you to actually bow down to 93.1-FM, but 2009 is advancing in age, which means it’s time for local holiday jingles.

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