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November will be packed with performances from notable Chicago artists
The Chicago outpost boasts some stunning architecture and design
Take a look at our favorite shots of bands and faces in the crowd
We'll wait and see how serious Kayne is about his latest “Homecoming”
In the mood for a concert? Check out this week's top gigs at venues all over the city
Gorillaz, Elton John, Fleetwood Mac and more reasons to welcome the fall concert season
Kamasi Washington, Dirty Projectors and more shows to see before Thanksgiving
Travis Scott, Thom Yorke, Kurt Vile and a host of holiday shows.
Your complete guide to every notable music fest in Chicago
Who's playing, pictures, what to eat, mud people, previews, reviews and more
What to see—and people watching—at the hippest festival of the year
Pack a picnic and see some classic acts (including 50 Cent) in the ‘burbs
This twice-weekly “live magazine” is a cavalcade of culture, politics and wit featuring journalists, actors, comedians and musicians offering idiosyncratic...
This weekly night of comedy, curated by a group of funny dudes, puts local stand-ups on your radar.
Bruised Orange Theater Company’s long-running weekly show mines Chicago personal ads for dramatic (and comic) interpretation. Each week, three actors...
It's a simple concept: one performer takes a suggestion from the audience and from that, delivers a monologue based on something they've experienced. Then,...
Metro's goth gathering celebrates Halloween with its annual ball, featuring DJ Scary Lady Sarah spinning all the industrial, post-punk, shoegaze and New Wave...
Nearly every year, jam band veterans Phish come to Chicago to unleash some winding melodies for a crowd of local “phans.” This time around,...
Start assembling your Boognish costume and learn the lyrics to “Mutilated Lips” because reunited rockers Ween are coming back to Chicago on...
Emotive melodies and deeply personal lyricism are trademarks of Mitski Miyawaki's music, but her new album, Be the Cowboy, adds some interesting new wrinkles...
Saxophonist Kamasi Washington likes to make big statements with his music, and his latest release, Heaven and Earth—a double album that is...
Whether you're a music geek or just want to air guitar to some solos, these 11 venues should be on your radar
Our favorite spots for a sweaty night of dancing with friends and strangers
If you want to boogie to the blues, these are the places to go
Jazz is very much alive in Chicago, and there are plenty of places to see the city's hottest players
From drill to old-school, soul-sampling hip-hop, here's where you need to go to see rising rappers
Sing your heart out, drink your liver out at these favorite local karaoke spots
From the Nirvana baby to Ol' Dirty Bastard, these are our favorite record sleeves from the 1990s
The era of excess delivered on its promise sonically with glittering, shimmering gems
Her greatest hits, as voted on by Time Out's music staff
So hit the karaoke bar, grab the mike, knock back your drink: It's time to take the stage
Take a bump ’n’ grind down memory lane with the top R&B songs from the last quarter-century
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.