Tag Archives: Live Music

Savoy at The Mid


Savoy @ The Mid
February 1, 2013 12:00am
Electronic Music

Meet The Mid, Located In Chicago’s Meatpacking District In The West Loop, It Meets Somewhere In The Middle Of The City Between Chicago’s Downtown And The Neighborhoods Within The City; Somewhere In The Middle Of A Live Music Venue And An Upscale Nightclub.

The Mid Seems To Be In Tune With Live Music And Nightlife To Give Music Lovers The Ultimate Concert Experience. The 801-Person Venue Is Located At 306 N. Halsted.

Outside The Doors Of The Club, The Great Views Of The Downtown Skyline Remind You Of The Wonderful City Of Chicago. Inside The Mid, You Will Find Three Full Service Bars, Ample Room For Dancing, Cozy Booths And Table Seating, And A VIP Room Equipped With Its Own Bar And DJ Booth. With The Second Floor Balcony And Seating, There Is Not A Bad Seat In The House, And The Dual-Floor Bathrooms That Are Bigger Than Some Apartments. Simple Modern Touches Like Exposed Brick And Dark Wood Floors Make The Place Look Rich Yet Relaxed. All Of These Elements Keep With The Venue’s Direction To Pave The Way For Music-Centric Clubs In Chicago

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Soft Jolts @ Schubas


Schubas Tavern
1-11-2013 @ 10:00pm
Style: Garage, Psych, Punk
Soft Jolts formed in 2008 when brothers Dan and Jim Duffy recorded a six-song EP with engineer Kris Poulin. They played shows in the Chicago area and recorded their second EP in 2009. Now, following a short hiatus, the garage/psych/rock duo are playing several shows in support of their first full-length LP, released in October 2012
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Peek-A-Boo: Kiss Kiss Cabaret Halloween Burlesque

Mr. Bones MCs an Evening Filled With “Boo-tifuL” Burlesque and Halloween-Themed Variety Acts

CHICAGO – The Kiss Kiss Cabaret (KKC) proudly presents its annual “Peek-A-Boo: An Ooky Spooky Halloween Burlesque” (“Peek-A-Boo”), Fridays September 28 through October 26 at 11 p.m. at the Greenhouse Theater Center, 2257 N. Lincoln. Hosted by Mr. Bones, “Peek-A-Boo” showcases Halloween-themed burlesque performances by special guests Red Rum, Sauda Namir, Viva La Muerte and Ammunition. The evening concludes with an eye-popping, glow-in-the-dark finale, inspired by the song, “Red Right Hand”.

The Kiss Kiss Cabaret was originally conceived when producers Chris O. Biddle and Jenn A. Kincaid created the first “Peek-A-Boo” burlesque show in October, 2009 at the Greenhouse Theater Center. The success of that five-week run was the impetus for forming the current weekly revue.
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Light Up Your Date Night with the 98th Annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony

The City of Chicago and UL are proud to present the official start of the holiday season the 98th Annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony, Wednesday, November 23, 2011! The Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony is a highly-anticipated event drawing people of all ages to the heart of Chicago’s downtown “Loop.” Musical performances and festive holiday music begins at 4:30 pm and the holiday season officially commences at 5:00 pm, when the switch is flipped and the lights begin to dazzle in Daley Plaza.

Spangler Tree
The Winning Tree donated by the Spangler Family

Chicago has spoken! The 55-foot Colorado Spruce from Western Springs nominated by the Spangler Family will serve as the City’s official Christmas Tree on Daley Plaza this holiday season. This is the second year the City has held a contest encouraging residents to vote on the winning tree. Chicago’s Christmas Tree is presented by Safety Partner, UL.

The stately Colorado Spruce sits in the family’s front yard next to their home of 18 years. As a runner-up in last year’s contest, they decided to enter once again after much encouragement. “Our ‘celebritree’ status from last year brought much excitement and support from family, friends and neighbors,” said owner Klaudia Spangler.

As part of their contest submission, Mrs. Spangler wrote this about their tree: Over the years, the tree has served us well. It has been a fort for our kids when they were younger, a great source of shade and an ideal marker when directing people to our home. Now their “celebritree” will be a marker in the heart of Chicago, shining brightly for all to enjoy on Daley Plaza.

The tree will be removed by the Brickman Group on Thursday, November 3. On Friday evening November 4, it will be delivered to Daley Plaza and installed sometime after 7 pm Klaudia and Don Spangler as well as their children Aidan and Hope, will attend and take part in the Tree Lighting Ceremony on Wednesday, November 23 beginning at 4:30 pm on Daley Plaza. Following a musical program, they will join Santa Claus, program emcees Valerie Warner of Windy City LIVE and Mike Caplan of ABC 7 Chicago to light the tree promptly at 5 pm. Additionally, the Spangler family will receive decorative LED lights courtesy of UL.

The Christmas Tree Contest began in early September and 38 trees from Chicago, northern Illinois and Indiana were submitted for consideration. With the assistance of The Brickman Group (landscaping/tree professionals) and the Chicago Sun-Times, the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events selected the top three finalists.

World Music Festival: Chicago 2011

The Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events in partnership with the Chicago Office of Tourism and Culture presents the 13th annual World Music Festival: Chicago this September 15 – 22, 2011. A celebration of music from around the globe continues this year at the city-wide, multi-venue, week-long festival. Presented at area museums, parks, cultural centers, plazas, theaters, clubs, and other venues, events include a combination of free and low-cost ticketed concerts, many of which are family friendly.

Check out the schedule here.

World Music from Illinois to Italy and beyond…


Illinois-born, Nashville-based, clawhammer banjo player Abigail Washburn is every bit as interested in the present and the future as she is in the past, and as attuned to the global as she is to the local. Abigail pairs venerable folk elements with far-flung sounds, and the result is both traditional and exotic..


Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino is the foremost and longest standing traditional music band from Salento, Italy, located in the Puglia region. Playing the energetic pizzica, a style of music and dance native to this region, Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino features drums, violin, guitar, bass, tamburello, accordion, flute, Italian bag pipes, harmonica and vocals to form a sound full of energy, passion, rhythm and mystery.

2011 Chicago Blues Festival

Have a great musical date night out to the hot blues sounds in Grant Park June 10th, 2011 – June 12th, 2011.

Chicago Blues Festival flickr photo by gingerbydesignThe Chicago Blues Festival is the largest free blues festival in the world and remains the largest of Chicago’s Music Festivals. During three days on five stages, more than 500,000 blues fans prove that Chicago is the “Blues Capital of the World.” Past performers include Bonnie Raitt, Ray Charles, B.B. King, the late Bo Diddley, Buddy Guy and the late Koko Taylor.

Admission is free so get your ears on for an evening stroll through Grant Park or bring some chairs, get a couple strips of food and beverage tickets (12 for $8) and settle in for some jams and people watching.

This festival is HUGE so be sure to get all the details about the various locations and preview events leading up to the big weekend.