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Chicago’s Canasta Share New Single, “Mexico City”

29 Jul

Chicago darlings Canasta recently debuted the music video for “Mexico City,” their latest single from The Fakeout, the Tease and the Breather.  Conceived and directed by the brilliant Eduardo Cintron, “Mexico City” combines sharp, modern camera work with good old fashioned lyrical storytelling. Check it out below and if you find yourself falling in love, download the song for free HERE.

Don’t miss Canasta at The Hideout on Sunday, August 7t w/ Jonny Rodgers + Conductive Alliance 
8 PM / $8 / 21+ / Tickets 


The Weekend in Shows

29 Jul

Record releases, reunion shows, poetry slams and school of rock benefit shows make up this weekend’s list for some of our favorite venues. Pick your poison, head out to support the local scene and check back with us Monday for your weekday shows list.

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Upcoming Shows: The Weekday Edition

25 Jul

Release shows, local favorites, touring acts and lots of jams this week in Chicago. Scope out the list and check back with us Friday for your weekend shows.

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The Weekend in Shows

22 Jul

Free shows, much loved locals and badass school of rock chicks make up our weekend line up- get out there and enjoy your music metropolis, Chicagoans!

Check back with us Monday for you weekday list.

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The Mongoloids, Smoking Popes and Brother Bear Today on Yowie

21 Jul

2pm CT

The Mongoloids

New Jersey straight edge band The Mongoloids go live from Sound and Fury to answer your questions!

 4pm CT

Smoking Popes

Chat with Chicago pop-punk band Smoking Popes while they take a break out of their summer tour with Alkaline Trio to go live via webcam from Los Angeles!

 8:30pm CT

Brother Bear

Live chat with CA post-hardcore band Brother Bear hosted by Jay Russell of!

Tonight at Lincoln Hall: Another Bang Up Line Up from Betta Promotions

21 Jul

Download a free show sampler  with a track from each band on the bill here

Betta Promotions Presents:
Animal City 
Lincoln Hall
Show at 8pm 18+ $8adv/$10 at the door
All attendees will receive a free raffle ticket for free merch from all the bands upon entry

Akasha Drops Tribute Mixtape This Friday at The Hideout

21 Jul

Chicago reggae crew Akasha are dropping a mixtape tribute to Gregory Isaacs entitled “The Cool Ruler Overture” with a very special show at The Hideout tomorrow, July 22nd. Joining them for the evening will be JT & the Clouds and DJ RC. Show starts at 10pm, is 21+ and will cost you $10

Preview the mixtape on Akasha’s website