The lingering smell of mud, sweat and cigarettes means one thing: The contemporary-punk festival, Riot Fest, took over Douglas Park for its 12th consecutive year, and there couldn’t have been a better weekend for it. …

Iconic rock band, The Foo Fighters, decides to return to its musical roots with high-energy, heavy music.

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The National brought its unique brand of mellow, alternative rock back to the music scene on Sept. 8 with the release of its seventh record, “Sleep Well Beast.” Formed in 1999 in Cincinnati, the band …

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British pop and jazz artist Sam Smith made his highly anticipated return to the music scene Sept. 8, dropping a single after a two-year hiatus.   Fans of the soulful singer will notice some familiar …

Returning to Union Park for its eighth consecutive year, North Coast Music Festival celebrated Labor Day weekend in style with live music and summer vibes. The festival showcased performances from popular hip-hop artists such as …

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A more than 30-year-old open mic tradition recently found a new scene after several location changes in Rogers Park. “In One Ear” is the third-longest running open mic in Chicago and has hosted artists every …

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Every date has its own history, and as years pass that history only grows. This week saw quite a bit of culturally influential events happen in years past, and The Phoenix is here to share …

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As you’re moving in and preparing for classes, things may seem stressful and overwhelming at the start of the new school year. To combat some of the anxiety of a new school year, The Phoenix …