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Contest Mon Nov 25 2013

Contest! Lissie @ Park West on Friday!

Rock Island's Lissie (now based out of California) burst out with 2010's Catching a Tiger, which found her progressing from a folk background into more pop influences. On this year's Back to Forever, she sounds in the neighborhood of Haim, but with an Americana tilt. The album has slick production and Lissie comfortably tackles everything from learning from failed loves to the politics of coal. There's a little Neko Case in there and her voice echoes Stevie Nicks, too. Clearly, Lissie has some good pedigree. Gapers Block's giving away tickets to Friday's show at Park West. Write to with "Further Away" in the subject line for a chance to win. [Update: We have a winner. Enjoy the show, Maggie.]

Lissie headlines Park West, 322 W. Armitage Ave. on Friday, the 29th. Chicago's Purple Apple opens. It's an all ages show, and the doors open at 6:30pm. Tickets are $18 in advance, $20 at the door.

carl / November 26, 2013 9:50 AM

Man, this is so cheesy and studio. I can imagine how bad an hour of this fluff is gonna be.

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Classical Tue Apr 01 2014

Pulling Strings: For Classical Music in Chicago, You Got a Guy - April 2014

By Elliot Mandel

Love fugues? Dig counterpoint? Get your fix this month as the music of J.S. Bach fills the city. Plus, don't miss a Chicago debut and all five Beethoven cello sonatas.

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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
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


Abbey Pub
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
House of Blues
Kingston Mines
Lincoln Hall
Logan Square Auditorium
Mayne Stage
The Mutiny
Old Town School of Folk Music
Park West
Red Line Tap
Reggie's Rock Club & Music Joint
The Riviera
The Shrine
Symphony Center
Tonic Room
Uncommon Ground
Ultra Lounge
The Vic
The Whistler

  Labels, Promoters
  & Shops:

Alligator Records
Beverly Records
Bloodshot Records
Dave's Records
Delmark Records
Drag City
Dusty Groove
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


Thu Apr 24 2014
LP Marketplace Record Swap Party

Fri Apr 25 2014
Biggest Mouth Contest @ Metro

Sun Apr 27 2014
Loop @ Bottom Lounge

Mon Apr 28 2014
Peter Wolf @ Space

Wed Apr 30 2014

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