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We Ask, They Answer: Q&A with The Slaps on music beyond social media, going on tour and 20-something life in Chicago

The Slaps, who happen to be rising seniors at DePaul, seem to care more about releasing good music and putting on fun shows for their...

Chicago Insider Michelle Fasano on dinner at Ada Street, jazz at the California Clipper and the rooftop at the Robey Hotel

The California Clipper is a speakeasy-style bar with live jazz music and a small dance floor. I feel transported to another time when I go...

We Ask, They Answer: Q&A with the Evanston band Manwolves on making music, navigating Chicago, and being too young for the Green Room

We’re young, so we get looked at strangely. It was more in the beginning of our musical career that that was more prevalent, because...

Small sounds: Eight intimate music venues in Chicago that enhance a concert-goer’s personal experience

Subterranean is extremely intimate, giving the audience the opportunity to be just feet away from the performers — it’s easy to go up...

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...

Chicago Insider: Caitlin Meeter on RM Champagne Salon, LaBagh Woods, and bowling at Southport Lanes

Even walking to the front door of RM Champagne Salon seems like you’re privy to a secret place — a gangway that opens up into a...

Chicago Insider: Meredith Franczyk on Quartino, Hopleaf and Half Acre beer, and dresses at Bazar

Chicago Insider: Meredith Franczyk on the allure of Quartino, the beer at Hopleaf and Half Acre and dresses at Bazar

Little venues, big sounds: Check out Chicago’s most underrated spots for live music

Little venues, big sounds: Check out Chicago’s most underrated spots for live music

Chicago Insider: Sara Vinson on Frontier’s oysters, live music at Schubas and the eclectic stores of Wicker Park

Chicago Insider: Sara Vinson on Frontier's oysters, live music at Schubas and the eclectic stores of Wicker Park

The Chicago Insider: Eric Edholm on farmer’s markets and a love affair with Paul Kahan restaurants

Ever wish you had an active local’s advice on how best to enjoy your own city? We have too, so here are some answers