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Atomic Tom's impromptu set at the Bean

Atomic Tom’s impromptu set at the Bean

Atomic Tom a New York City based alternative band, currently on tour with Anberlin and Switchfoot, stopped by Millennium Park on Monday afternoon for an impromptu acoustic set. The band had a couple of days rest after their show in Bourbonnais and before their October 4th date in Bloomington. Atomic Tom most recently played the…

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Reggae on its way to Cubby Bear?

Reggae on its way to Cubby Bear?

What’s a reggae-lover to do once Wild Hare closes? Gapers Block has some interesting news about how the Cubby Bear might fill that musical gap: Lucky for Chicago’s Rastafarians and Cubs fans looking for a post-game dance outlet, Conscious Culture Chicago has announced its new “Reggae in Wrigleyville” series hosted by the Cubby Bear, an…

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Glen Washington to be last Wild Hare performer

Glen Washington to be last Wild Hare performer

Scoop from ChicagoNow’s Pop Buzz blog: Wrigleyville’s The Wild Hare, known as “America’s Reggae Capital” says goodbye with a weekend farewell concert May 13th through May 15th. Throughout its history The Wild Hare’s legendary stage has graced the likes of both dancehall elites and Roots Reggae luminaries like Ziggy Marley, Sean Paul, and the Maytals.…

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Arcade Fire to sing at Cubs game

Arcade Fire to sing at Cubs game

Chicagoist has a hilariously titled post called “Arcade Fire Bring Tears to Bros’ Eyes Saturday By Singing Especially Wistful Seventh Inning Stretch.” Despite the silly title, the main point is true: Now that they’ve won an album of the year Grammy, and had one of their iconic anthems soundtrack the trailer for the Where The…

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Last call for Wild Hare

Last call for Wild Hare

Sad news for Chicago reggae lovers, but happy news for Ethiopian reggae lovers — Wrigleyville reggae club Wild Hare is closing come May 15. NBC Chicago has the scoop: The Wild Hare’s last night will be May 15, according to a news release. The Wrigleyville bar was featured prominently in the 1997 movie “Love Jones,”…

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Uncommon Ground taps into Chicago's hot folk scene

Uncommon Ground taps into Chicago’s hot folk scene

Did you know March marks a mini revival in folk music, thanks to Irish folk bands being in higher demand? Tracy Swartz wrote about Chicago’s growing folk music scene in today’s RedEye. Lucky for Wrigleyville residents, they can catch quality folk tunes in their neighborhood at Uncommon Ground, 3800 N. Clark Street. The Lakeview café…

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