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News Wed Sep 19 2007

Peace Fest Coming to Chicago?

An occasional browse of the musicians' section on the Chicago Craigslist can sometimes prove to be a useful endeavor.

Yesterday, for example, one post called for volunteers to perform at an after party of a Chicago version of the Power to the Peaceful Festival, a San Francisco-based all-purpose peacenik music festival that just completed its 9th run a couple of weeks ago in Golden Gate Park.

The what??? If there is such a festival, they forgot to tell anyone, because other than an afterthought-looking MySpace page, little information exists for this event on the web, organizers could not be reached for comment (yet), and the supposed venues haven't publicized anything.

But, if this does happen, it could be interesting, and would theoretically include a variety of musical acts, activists and a screening of the seldom-seen documentary “I am Not Alone,” directed by musician Michael Franti. Franti went to Iraq, the Palestinian Occupied Territories and other war-torn regions to “explore the human cost of war with a group of friends, some video cameras and a guitar.” (Of course, that’s the first thing most people think of doing in their free time.)

In fact, the whole festival would be organized around a Franti concert that is indeed happening at the Vic September 29 and 30. So we’ll keep making phone calls and googling to see what’s up, and if the answer is nothing, then we’ll stick to the free stuff section, where there are apparently some awesome oak trees on offer.

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  Chicago Music Media

Alarm Magazine
Big Rock Candy Mountain
Boxx Magazine
Brooklyn Vegan Chicago
Can You See The Sunset From The Southside
Chicago Reader Music
Chicagoist Arts & Events
Chicago Music Guide
Chicago Singles Club
Country Music Chicago
Cream Team
Dark Jive
The Deli Chicago
Jim DeRogatis
Fake Shore Drive
Gowhere Hip Hop
The Hood Internet
Jaded in Chicago
Largehearted Boy
Little White Earbuds
Live Fix Blog
Live Music Blog
Loud Loop Press
Oh My Rockness
Pop 'stache
Pop Matters
Resident Advisor
Sound Opinions
Sun-Times Music Blog
Theft Liable to Prosecution
Tribune Music
UR Chicago
Victim Of Time
WFMU's Beware of the Blog
Windy City Rock


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Andy's Jazz Club
Aragon Ballroom
Auditorium Theatre
Beat Kitchen
Bottom Lounge
Buddy Guy's Legends
The Burlington
California Clipper
Concord Music Hall
Congress Theater
Cubby Bear
Double Door
Elbo Room
Empty Bottle
Green Mill
The Hideout
Honky Tonk BBQ
House of Blues
Kingston Mines
Lincoln Hall
Logan Square Auditorium
Mayne Stage
The Mutiny
Old Town School of Folk Music
Park West
The Promontory
Red Line Tap
Reggie's Rock Club & Music Joint
The Riviera
Thalia Hall
The Shrine
Symphony Center
Tonic Room
Uncommon Ground
The Vic
The Whistler

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Drag City
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Flameshovel Records
Groove Distribution
He Who Corrupts
Jam Productions
Jazz Record Mart
Kranky Records
Laurie's Planet of Sound
Minty Fresh
Numero Group
mP Shows
Permanent Records
Reckless Records
Smog Veil Records
Southport & Northport Records
Thick Records
Thrill Jockey Records Touch & Go/Quarterstick Records
Victory Records

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