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News Sat Feb 12 2011

ChicagoMixtape.com: Bringing New Tunes To Your Inbox

Local musician and record label owner Casey Meehan is offering up a nifty new treat for fans of Chicago music. Starting Monday, Feb. 14, Meehan is launching ChicagoMixtape.com. ChicagoMixtape.com's goal is simple: to highlight noteworthy local musicians playing throughout the city each week.

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Meehan vows to scour the weekly live music listings for the nearly 120 (according to Yelp) Chicago venues for acts that stand out or simply shouldn't go unheard. Then he'll compile an .mp3 mixtape filled with tracks from a select number of bands which will be delivered to e-mail subscribers' inboxes on a weekly basis. Listeners are then encouraged to choose a favorite or two from the compilation and check out their live shows that week. "The idea is that we take all those thousands of acts and distill them down to a handful of bands that deserve attention," said Meehan.

As an added bonus new subscribers will instantly receive a "Starter Mixtape" featuring unreleased material from long standing Chicago favorites Oh My God and from up-and-comers JC Brooks and The Uptown Sound.

 
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