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Local 101: Interview with Tomlinson Fort of Cobalt & the Hired Guns

Independent Arts and Music Festival, otherwise known as I AM Fest recently took over the House the Blues to bring a full night of Chicago’s finest. Among the impressive lineup, which included The Studs, The Giving Moon, The Underlined, The Alaya Conscious, A Friend Called Fire, Board of Governors, Leah Druzinsky, Workout Music, and The…

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Review: Back In Black For The Darkness?

Hot Cakes starts off with a dick joke, and not a very funny one at that. After detailing his past decade’s hardships with cocaine and fame, newly returned frontman of The DarknessJustin Hawkins wails about how every man he met during his formative years wanted to suck his cock. These opening lines to “Every Inch of…

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Win to See and MEET Neon Trees!!

Q101 is proud to welcome Neon Trees and The All-American Rejects on Saturday, August 25 at Benedictine University in Lisle! Wanna WIN tickets AND MEET NEON TREES BEFORE THE SHOW?!! Enter to win now below! (Note: if you entered a few weeks back to win tickets you’re automatically entered to win already!)      …

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New Jane’s Addiction Album In The Works

Jane’s Addiction, currently on the support tour for their latest release, The Great Escape Artist, are laying plans for a new album and an expansion of the popular summer festival, Lollapalooza. “I’d like to give it a six-month window and just get another Jane’s record out, coming off the heels of The Great Escape Artist,”…

Local 101: Wicker Park Fest Roundup

Wicker Park Festival hit the corner of Milwaukee and North avenues Saturday and Sunday, July 28 and 29. Chicago’s known for busing national talent in and out of its city limits each summer for big name festivals like Lollapalooza and Pitchfork but if up-and-coming local acts are what you’re after WPF might be your best…

Local 101: Stepdad Gets Warped

It’s 4 p.m. on a Saturday in July. The heat is peaking somewhere upward of ninety degrees and the asphalt backdrop isn’t helping. Still, every stop along the seminal Warped Tour schedule is a chance for up and coming bands like poppy quintet Stepdad to grow their fan bases. However, Stepdad’s stop in Chicago wasn’t…

Local 101: Weekly Threesome, July 11

Though the weather has finally started to cool off, it’s still the midst of summer. You need beach music. You need back porch music. You need music to party to. You need music to chillax to. We’ve got it for you. Remember to comment on what you like so we know, and share this page…

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