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Local 101: Wicker Park Fest Roundup

Posted by on Jul 26, 2012 | 0 comments

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 bet. Local 101 combed the lineup and chatted with some of the...

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Kill Hannah @ Q101 Show in Rosemont

Posted by on Jul 13, 2012 | 0 comments

Kill Hannah is rockin’ The The Montrose Room In Rosemont, Friday, July 27th at 8:30.  Doors open at 8p. Get your tickets:  This is likely to sell out and soon! If you haven’t made it out to a show at this amazing and intimate venue, you need to reserve your ticket now and come on out with...

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Local 101: Stepdad Gets Warped

Posted by on Jul 12, 2012 | 0 comments

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 too foreign. Though they now call Grand Rapids, MI home,...

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Local 101: Weekly Threesome, July 11

Posted by on Jul 9, 2012 | 0 comments

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 too to support the local scene!  See those Facebook buttons at the bottom of the page?  Yep,...

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Local 101: Weekly Threesome

Posted by on Jul 5, 2012 | 0 comments

Since Q101 has rebooted our Local 101 presence over the past six months, we’re pleased to have been contacted by hundreds of awesome Chicago musicians. It’s about time we put those inquiries to use! We’re combing through our submissions and giving you three new local bands to jam out to every week. Really, who doesn’t love a good threesome? In fact, it’s our...

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Local 101: Bullied in Chicago

Posted by on Jun 10, 2012 | 0 comments

Somewhere along the way, punk rock lost face. Somewhere in between The Clash and Green Day, Minor Threat and The Get Up Kids, NOFX and Rise Against, Henry Rollins, Tom Delonge and Pete Wentz, the genre lost it’s definitive sound. But that isn’t necessarily a bad thing. “Punk” has become a multi-faceted term and sometimes when you combine the many hats that it wears you wind up with one hell of a...

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