Music

Out of all the bands that played at Riot Fest this year, GWAR has to be the raunchiest. According to the band’s website, its members are composed of ancient interplanetary warriors who have been pillaging …

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 …