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Your guide to the best nightclubs, live music, comedy and concerts in Chicago

Goose Island made a beer that supports local music venues
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Goose Island made a beer that supports local music venues

CIVL Pale Ale is named for a group of independent music venues owners that are fighting to to keep their businesses open.

Lollapalooza and all other summer festivals are officially canceled
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Lollapalooza and all other summer festivals are officially canceled

There will be no dancing at Perry's Stage this summer.

Riot Fest announces its 2021 lineup
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Riot Fest announces its 2021 lineup

This summer's fest is off, but here's who you'll see at next year's event.

Local music venues are still in danger of closing
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Local music venues are still in danger of closing

Joining a national coalition of venues, owners are asking the federal government for relief.

Interview: NNAMDÏ unpacks the importance of art in trying times
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Interview: NNAMDÏ unpacks the importance of art in trying times

The multi-talented rapper, singer and instrumentalist speaks about his new album, 'BRAT'.

Best music and nightlife venues in Chicago

The best rock venues in Chicago
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The best rock venues in Chicago

Whether you're a music geek or just want to air guitar to some solos, these 11 venues should be on your radar

The best nightclubs in Chicago
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The best nightclubs in Chicago

Our favorite spots for a sweaty night of dancing with friends and strangers

The best blues clubs in Chicago
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The best blues clubs in Chicago

If you want to boogie to the blues, these are the places to go

The best jazz clubs in Chicago
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The best jazz clubs in Chicago

Jazz is very much alive in Chicago, and there are plenty of places to see the city's hottest players

The best hip-hop music clubs in Chicago
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The best hip-hop music clubs in Chicago

From drill to old-school, soul-sampling hip-hop, here's where you need to go to see rising rappers

The best karaoke bars in Chicago
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The best karaoke bars in Chicago

Sing your heart out, drink your liver out at these favorite local karaoke spots

The best music ever

The 50 best drinking songs
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The 50 best drinking songs

Any occasion is a good occasion for a drinking song. Feeling too blue to say cheers? We've got songs to drown your sorrows, too.

The 40 best album covers of the '90s
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The 40 best album covers of the '90s

From the Nirvana baby to Ol' Dirty Bastard, these are our favorite record sleeves from the 1990s

The 50 best ’80s songs
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The 50 best ’80s songs

The era of excess delivered on its promise sonically with glittering, shimmering gems

The 11 best Björk songs ever
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The 11 best Björk songs ever

Her greatest hits, as voted on by Time Out's music staff

The 50 best karaoke songs ever
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The 50 best karaoke songs ever

So hit the karaoke bar, grab the mike, knock back your drink: It's time to take the stage

The 20 best R&B songs ever
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The 20 best R&B songs ever

Take a bump ’n’ grind down memory lane with the top R&B songs from the last quarter-century