Author Archives: Richard Giraldi

Chicago Rocks: Can’t Miss Concerts in April

There’s so much music in Chicago every night of the week, the hardest part is deciding what to see. So, here’s the first installment of a monthly guide to the top and most anticipated Chicago concerts in April 2012: Disappears … Continue reading

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Chicago Heads to South By Southwest

From March 9 – 18, music, film and technology lovers will flock to Austin, TX, for the annual festival and conference, South By Southwest. Chicago will be well represented during this festival as many of the city’s musicians flock to … Continue reading

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Chicago Mixtape Celebrates One-year Anniversary

In early 2011, Casey Meehan, founder of free online music distributor Rock Proper, started compiling weekly mixes featuring Chicago band and artists. Shortly after, word of his Chicago-centric mixtapes go out, the local blogosphere was buzzing about the intriguing operation, … Continue reading

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The 52nd Annual University Of Chicago Folk Festival

Now in it’s 52nd year, the University Of Chicago Folk Festival is set for Friday, February 10 through Sunday, February 12. The folk festival started when the University Of Chicago Folklore Society, which began in the 1950’s, decided to throw … Continue reading

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Chicago Gets Trippy: Psych Fest Returns For Third Year

There’s no shortage of psychedelic bands in Chicago’s social scene, which is why a single day festival celebrating the trippy offshoot of rock ‘n’ roll launched back in 2009. But the upcoming third annual installment of the festival, dubbed “Third … Continue reading

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Tomorrow Never Knows: Chicago’s Winter Music Fest Announces Initial Lineup

You would think that Chicago in January is an aytpical place to find a music festival. But for the past seven years, Chicago venues have come together to host a five-day, indoor music festival known as Tomorrow Never Knows that … Continue reading

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The Chicago Independent Radio Project Presents First-ever Record Crawl

Need proof of vinyl’s resurgence? Get ready for the first ever Record Crawl. On Sunday, November 13, collectors and audiophiles alike can join together for an afternoon perusing some of Chicago’s top record stores. Yes, it’s like a bar crawl … Continue reading

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