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Last week I published my list of the best local releases of 2012. Today I’m writing about a few more that weren’t mentioned then, but were good enough to be cobbled together in a follow up list. I’m not yet … Continue reading
The year-end albums post, now in its third edition, happens to be the thing I most look forward to writing all year for CT. Perhaps it’s because the other two have been the site’s most-read pieces. By a lot. It … Continue reading
Hey, 2012! Now’s as good a time as any, I guess, for me to get going on a post I’ve looked forward to writing for a long while. Today, I’m planting myself in a warm room for a few hours … Continue reading
As I began compiling a list of my favorite Chicago performances of the year, I noticed a pattern emerge. I’ve picked out seven key nights here, and many of them — four, in fact — made the cut for introducing … Continue reading
Josh beat me to it by a good month, but I thought: “Well, better late than never.” Here, now, are my favorite shows from the year that was. Please note: I moved here in June, then launched the blog in … Continue reading
Josh had his fun. (Twice). Now it’s my turn to give my take on the best albums of the year. To keep things local, all of ‘em are by bands from Chicago. (Or, as you’ll soon see, bands that live … Continue reading
No real intro for this one, kids. It makes me sad to think about it for too long… 10. The rise of Nicky Minaj Now, when I first heard her on the Drake album, I thought it was fine. Needed … Continue reading
So much great stuff going on in Chicago this year that it was actually harder for me to make this list than my normal Top Ten. A good sign for the Chicago music scene and for fans around the world. … Continue reading