Food

Tucked among walk-up apartments and small businesses in Logan Square sits coffee shop Sip of Hope (3039 W. Fullerton Ave.). A white neon sign inside the store window reads “We’re in this together,” welcoming customers …

Arts & Entertainment

Chicago native Lupe Fiasco (Wasalu Muhammad Jaco) riled up The Riviera Theatre (4746 N. Racine Ave.) for a full performance of his debut album “Lupe Fiasco’s Food & Liquor.” Fans sang, swayed and bounced for …

Arts & Entertainment

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Arts & Entertainment

Not to be dramatic, but I wouldn’t be the person I am today without My Chemical Romance (MCR). Okay, that’s pretty dramatic but so is MCR. The iconic emo group wore its heart on its …

Music

With eight members filling the stage and hundreds of fans filling Thalia Hall, genre-mashing group San Fermin brought its lively mix of indie rock, folk and pop. The Brooklyn-based band put on a show characterized …

Music

Joyous children’s laughter and the sounds of nature invite listeners into Brooklyn-based band San Fermin’s third album, “The Cormorant I.” The ambient playground sounds filled the air near where Ellis Ludwig-Leone, the band’s lyricist, composer …

Theater

After more than 20 years and 800 performances, David Payne still isn’t tired of portraying acclaimed writer C.S. Lewis in the play “An Evening with C.S. Lewis.” By the end of the production’s run across …

The Music Beat

British indie pop group Bastille has been a staple of my playlists since 2013. My sophomore year of high school I listened to only Bastille from January until March — my Spotify Year in Review …