One of Poland’s most beloved baritones was laid to rest this past Saturday. A man whose voice touched generations of people through his lengthy repertoire of songs: some cheesy, some flirty, some serious, but all sung straight from the heart. I’m not going to pretend like I’m qualified enough to write an article dissecting the […]

In an era where most major popstars have foresaken the art of album arrangement, AJR brings an album that can be enjoyed through its chart-topping singles or as an album listening experience.  Look – I have to preface this review by saying that I’m probably seeing it (at least partially) through rose-colored glasses. That’s because […]

Part of our Women’s History Month series about Chicago women musicians. For part one of this series, click here.   Blog #4 – Emily Blue Emily Blue posing for the announcement of her project “The Afterlove” To wrap up the end of Women’s History Month,  I thought it’d be nice to choose an independent artist […]

Part of our Women’s History Month series about Chicago women musicians. For part one of this series, click here.   Jennifer Hudson performing at Aretha Franklin’s Tribute Concert, 2020.  When someone mentions the name Jennifer Hudson, what word first comes to mind? An incredible voice? A beautiful actress? Or perhaps super-star, fashionista, or philanthropist?  This phenomenal […]

Part of our Women’s History Month series about Chicago women musicians. For part one of this series, click here.   Blog #2 – Angel Olsen Angel Olsen posing for the cover of her album “All Mirrors” Though Angel Olsen wasn’t born in Chicago, it was her move to the windy city that ended up defining […]

  Slav (ic person) of the Week – Jan Błachowicz!   This past weekend was a proud one for Polish fans of  UFC.  On Saturday March 6th 2021, Jan Błachowicz managed to retain his title of Light Heavyweight Champion by beating the undefeated  Israel Adesanya . Why was this important? Well, mostly because of Adesanya’s […]

Chicago may not be the first city to pop into people’s minds when music is concerned, but its multitude of different neighborhoods, vibrant local music scene and community of small venues have provided the perfect stomping grounds for many musicians to hone their craft over the years. This includes many talented ladies in music! From […]

After a career spanning nearly 3 decades, Daft Punk has officially announced they are splitting up.    Theirs was a musical journey of a lifetime. They released hit after hit, influenced dance music on a global scale, and maintained popularity throughout a nearly 30 year period. But like all good things, even Daft Punk must […]

Part of our ongoing Black History Month Chicago Series! Read the first chapter of this blog here.  Shoutout #2 : Noname   Born Fatimah Warner in the Bronzeville neighborhood, Noname is a Chicago rapper making waves as a poet, activist, and producer. She was first spotted in 2013 on Chance the Rapper’s second mixtape Acid […]

  Part of our ongoing Black History Month Chicago Shout-Out Series! Read the first chapter of this blog here.  Shoutout #2 : Daniel Bernard Roumain (or DBR) Daniel Bernard Roumain is a Haitian-American composer, performer, violinist, and band-leader best known by his nickname – DBR.  What DBR is perhaps best known for is his fusion […]


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