Music

Most teenagers don’t get to kickstart a music career by singing in front of 20,000 people opening for rock band Chicago at the last minute. But 19-year-old indie-pop artist Annie O’Malley isn’t trying to be …

Arts & Entertainment

Punk rock band Beach Slang hasn’t introduced anything new with its album “The Deadbeat Bang of Heartbreak City,” released Jan. 10. The Philadelphia natives try to capture classic rock but without a clear creative direction …

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 …

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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 …