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The Big City Blog: A quick guide to surviving the craziness of Lollapalooza

Lollapalooza after-shows at dozens of venues around the city are a great late-night option to catch your favorite band or discover some new...

We Ask, They Answer: Q&A with Jena Gambaccini, who focuses all things style with Chicago’s original fashion blog,

"The big item this summer I think will be belt bags/fanny packs ... wearing them almost like a cross body bag as well as around the waist...

We Ask, They Answer: Q&A with The Orwells on starting out in music, favorite Chicago venues and Australian wildlife

By Kelly Cunningham The Orwells started playing together at York High School in suburban Elmhurst. Singer Mario Cuomo and guitarist Dominic...

The Big City Blog: I lost my shoe in a mosh pit, but what else is new? Riot Fest is everything I love about punk music brought out into the open

I lost my shoe in the mosh pit, had it returned in two parts, and then held on to it as a few strangers lifted me up into the sea of crowd...

The Big City Blog: Six Chicago music events I’m still looking forward to this summer

I’ve been a fan of Post Animal since the first time I saw them open for one of my other favorite Chicago bands, The Walters, at Lincoln...

The Big City Blog: Five summer rock festivals in Chicago that should definitely be on your radar

Riot Fest is a multi-day music festival and carnival that features bands on the punk spectrum with genres such as punk rock, emo,...

The Big City Blog: Steppenwolf’s Front Bar, “Saved by the Bell” pop-up diner, Ravenswood On Tap beer fest and Lollapalooza aftershows

One of the most anticipated pop-up restaurants has arrived — Saved By The Max, a knockoff of the ’90s teen sitcom "Saved by the Bell."

The Big City Blog: A quick guide to Chicago’s biggest summer music festivals

Come feel the vibes with some of this year’s hottest electronic music, as more than 100 artists are set to perform on five stages.

Fun in the sun: What’s your expected highlight of the summer?

I'm a huge fan of the neighborhood festivals, especially Rib Fest on Lincoln Avenue in June and Market Days later in the summer in August.

The Big City Blog: The Chicago festivals not to miss this summer

It's officially summer festival season, and we've put together a little list of what to look forward to