Check out our gallery of the best acts and gigantic crowds that showed up for the Grant Park music festival
The hometown headliner delivered a celebratory performance with fireworks and a fire hose
You're going to need to make some decisions—might as well make 'em now
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Macklemore will headline a hip-hop, pop and R&B fest at the home of the Sox
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Catch four days of Lollapalooza, followed by visits from Bruno Mars, Lady Gaga and more
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The arrival of autumn brings Katy Perry, Kurt Vile and more
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Christopher Piatt hosts this weekly "live magazine," a cavalcade of culture, politics and wit featuring journalists, actors, comedians and musicians offering...
This three-year-old free, BYOB stand-up comedy showcase relocates to Brü but keeps booking strong lineups.
This outstanding night of comedy takes in four to five comics each week. Keep your eye on some of these folks: they're going places.
Each week, legendary improviser Susan Messing and another Chicago improv veterean segue from scene to scene, creating characters and situations along...
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.
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
As you can see from our list of top jazz clubs in Chicago, jazz is very much alive here
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
Sing your heart out, drink your liver out at these favorite local karaoke spots
Chance and his friends sold out Sox Park at this historic homegrown festival
The R&B superstar melted faces at this arena gig
An intimate performance shows off Lamar's sensitive side
Madge is still a sight to behold
Dave Grohl brings his throne to the Friendly Confines