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ROC Recommends | December 7th – 10th

Are you wishing it’s the weekend as much as we are? It’s time for #ROCRecommends! To ensure that we stick by #AllChicagoEverything, we’re including events that feature artists of interest! These are the events that we’re excited for this weekend. Thursday   Friday Minor Charaters, Furr, Karl Neurauter Martyr’s | 8pm | 21+ | $10 Saturday…

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Chicago’s Menacerno celebrates new EP release at Metro tomorrow night

There’s a reason that creatives have been making up words for centuries – sometimes, your true emotion just can’t be conveyed by language that already exists. Abraham Lincoln conjured up the term “sugarcoated” describing the rebellion of Southerners. William Shakespeare invented the mainstream word “swagger.” From five people with eclectic musical tastes, distinct personalities and…

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Eclectic RAKUNK bring vibrant influences to Metro

“Just when we thought we knew where we were going / I learned I never had it right,” rasps Jonathan McIntire, over staccato guitars and pulsing keys. The opening lyrical salvo to Rakunk‘s self-titled EP is ironic, however–McIntire and company clearly know exactly where they’re going, and have been doing it well since the band’s…

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Wired Minds bring Brit-pop influence, new EP to Metro

Wired Minds, a new Chicago band inspired by 1980s and ’90s British pop and rock, will release their highly-anticipated debut EP Saudade at the Metro this Friday, December 11 at 8pm. A free limited edition three-song EP, Saudade will be a preview of Wired Minds’ debut full-length record, due out in early 2016. Also on the…

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Recommended shows for October 8 – 11

October 8 – 11, 2015: Each week, Radio One highlights four live shows–Thursday through Sunday–featuring local Chicago musicians. If you’d like to have these recommendations delivered to your email each week, click here.   THURSDAY (10/8): Mick Jenkins / STWO (Paris, France) / The Mind / J Stock (Ohio/Alabama) @Metro More info/tickets… Hip Hop FRIDAY…

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Recommended shows for September 3 – 6, 2015

September 3 – 6, 2015: Each week, Radio One highlights four live shows–Thursday through Sunday–featuring local Chicago musicians. If you’d like to have these recommendations delivered to your email each week, click here.   THURSDAY (9/3): Ha Ha That Rocks: Music and comedy showcase / Ovef Ow / Bad Bad Meow / Various comedians @Hideout…

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Chicago electronic duo Low Swans release new single, perform at Metro

The state of things today is very much on the mind of frontman Jon Scarpelli and bandmate Scott Simon on the latest record by electronic-­rock duo, Low Swans. The Whole World Has No Clothes is a 10-song meditation on the waning of modern society set to ambient 80’s tinged synth textures, neo­-prog electronic beats and dexterous vocals. Released on November 1st…

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Chicago’s JEFF BROWN AND THE NEW BLACK headline Metro June 5th

Often reluctant – or unable – to characterize with any particularity the definitive style of his music, Jeff Brown frequently describes his sound as ‘a singer-songwriter who got himself a band.’ His shows and music run the range from delicate indie-folk to more aggressive alt-rock with forays into jazz and chamber pop. His songwriting trends…