Music & Nightlife

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

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Our complete guide to Wicker Park Fest

The annual fest brings Mountain Goats, Alvvays and more top indie talent to the streets

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Concerts in Chicago

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Concerts in Chicago this week

In the mood for a concert? Check out this week's top gigs at venues all over the city

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Concerts in Chicago in July

Adele, Pitchfork Music Festival and Lollapalooza come to town

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Concerts in Chicago in August

Wilco, Pearl Jam and more late summer concerts you can't miss

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Concerts in Chicago in September

Riot Fest, Sigur Ros, Andrew Bird and more late summer shows

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See the full calendar of upcoming concerts in Chicago

Music festivals

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Chicago summer music festivals

Your complete guide to every notable music fest in Chicago

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Lollapalooza

Who's playing, pictures, what to eat, mud people, previews, reviews and more

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Pitchfork Music Festival

What to see—and people watching—at the hippest festival of the year

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Riot Fest

Complete coverage of the second biggest festival in town

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See more Chicago music festivals

The best music ever

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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

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The 50 best ’80s songs

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

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The 11 best Björk songs ever

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

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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

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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

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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.

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Best music and nightlife 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

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Clubs

The best nightclubs in Chicago

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

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The best blues clubs in Chicago

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

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13 best jazz clubs in Chicago

As you can see from our list of top jazz clubs in Chicago, jazz is very much alive here

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10 best hip-hop clubs in Chicago

Whatever you're looking for—a Top 40 urban playlist, cutting-edge rappers, old school jams, or a combination of it all—here are hip-hop music spots and dance clubs that will leave you satisfied

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Bars

The best karaoke bars in Chicago

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

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Concert photos and reviews

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The Weeknd at United Center

The R&B superstar melted faces at this arena gig

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Kendrick Lamarthe Riviera Theatre

An intimate performance shows off Lamar's sensitive side

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Madonna at United Center

Madge is still a sight to behold

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Foo Fighters at Wrigley Field

Dave Grohl brings his throne to the Friendly Confines

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U2 at the United Center

Bono and company perfect the arena experience

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