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Joe Shanahan (Metro), Scott Lucas (Local H) & Jerry Bryant (JBTV) – Episode 553

The JBTV Revolution Television Virtual Festival is happening this weekend! More than 25 bands are participating in Chicago’s first virtual music festival of the year. Joining me to talk about the event, as well as the current situation with Chicago’s…

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Chicago’s independent venues team up for CIVLIZATION FESTIVAL (Episode 503)

First to close, last to open. Local music venues remain in a state of existential peril. CIVL (Chicago Independent Venue League) has put together a live streaming event to raise awareness and funds. The CIVLIZATION CONCERT SERIES kicks off Friday…

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‘Situation Chicago’ double LP set to raise money for Chicago venues (Episode 408)

“Situation Chicago” is a new Chicago-centric benefit compilation put together by Quiet Pterodactyl that will turn over 100% of its sales to local venues. The artist list features names both big and small, including OKGO, Jeff Tweedy, Poi Dog Pondering…

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Chicago venue roundtable on weathering COVID-19: CIVL action (Episode 348)

Chicago venue owners Katie Tuten (Hideout), Chris Bauman (Patio Theater, Avondale Music Hall), Robert Gomez (SubT, Beat Kitchen) and Cole Brice (Cole’s Bar) join me to talk about CIVL (Chicago Independent Venue League) and its efforts to keep Chicago venues…