Music

Guitar solos and classic tracks commanded the airwaves on the third and final day of Riot Fest. Fest-goers who had attended the past two days had settled in with a solid lay of the land …

Music

Carnival lights lit up Douglas Park welcoming fans of alternative and rock music young and old to day one of Riot Fest. The three-day festival is celebrating its 15th year of providing an end-of-summer bash …

Theater

Alex Farha never thought he would be in a Broadway musical. The musician, who moved from Miami to Chicago in 2010, recently joined the national tour of “The Band’s Visit.”  Based on the 2007 Israeli …

Night Life

Every Thursday in the second half of the summer, a single block of Argyle Street runs rampant with aromas of decadent street foods, the sound of Taiko drums pounding through the air and hundreds of …

Music

Born Cheney Ray, Canadian artist CRAY was studying sociology at Chapman University in Southern California when she had a change of heart. With the support of her mother, she decided to pursue music production instead, …

Music

Hailing from the north suburb of Deerfield, Chicago native Alexander Glantz, known as Alexander 23, has spent the year releasing single after single, with a total of five songs available to stream. His latest release, …

Music

Taylor Upsahl, better known by her stage name UPSAHL, has been making music since she was old enough to hold a guitar. Now the 20-year-old artist has nearly 179,000 monthly listeners on Spotify, with her …

Music

Day four of Lollapalooza had it all: pop queens, Grammy winners, DJs and of course, bands, bands, bands. The thick layer of music, smoke and excitement that had caked the venue all weekend was stronger …