Sports at Lincoln Hall

Article and photos by: Grey Creek Despite the heavy snowfall, fans gathered at Lincoln Hall to watch an incredible performance by the band Sports. The show was opened by J Ember, an artist from Canada who is joining Sports for this leg of their tour. He played a slowed-down rendition of Someday by The Strokes that almost brought me to tears. In between sets, fans were impatiently awaiting Sports' performance at Lincoln Hall for … Continue reading Sports at Lincoln Hall

“Happy 312 Day:” Chicago’s St. Patrick’s Day with Metz, Melkbelly, Negative Scanner

By: K. Jackson Hamrick There was no line creeping into the alley at Lincoln Hall. My friend Josh and I assumed we were late arriving at 8:30 pm as it said doors were at 8. With there being two openers, we figured this meant that Negative Scanner would hit right at 8. But no. Music- as it said on the website- began at 9. Amateur hour. Happy 312 Day, Chicago!  We got beverages (not Goose … Continue reading “Happy 312 Day:” Chicago’s St. Patrick’s Day with Metz, Melkbelly, Negative Scanner

Revisiting Past Angst with Current Joys

Article By: Mary Dixon The excitement was palpable waiting in the biting Chicago cold just outside the historic Thalia Hall. Friends huddled together shuddering with anticipation and the feeling didn’t fade even when we were ushered into the sauna that was the packed theater. Stepping into Thalia Hall, which blended seamlessly into the shops surrounding it, felt like stepping into another time: a time that could perhaps be summarized as a classical theatrical world populated … Continue reading Revisiting Past Angst with Current Joys

Dancing with Dante Elephante

Article and photo by: Justina Cufré The snow outside of Schubas Tavern fell like confetti as the warmth from the inside lured us in. Blue and purple lights onstage illuminated the instruments that would soon be used to produce awe-inducing sounds. Calming music bounced off the wooden floor, walls, and beams as the enthusiastic early comers of the crowd sat on the side, chatting with loved ones. The coziness of the environment invited a feeling … Continue reading Dancing with Dante Elephante

One Night With Whitney

Article by: Emily Schwarz Photo by: Ellika Henrikson Waiting in the cold in line outside of the Empty Bottle, the crowds chattered with excitement. Whitney’s last show of the year, after a week-long stint of playing many of the city’s beloved venues.  Walking into the Empty Bottle, we were greeted by employees who explained that this event would be phone-free and gave us a small sensor-tagged bag to place our phones in for the duration … Continue reading One Night With Whitney