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Aviv Hart

ARTICLES: 13
Music, Previews

Preview: “Look Mama Your Product Is Legit”—10 Years of Doris at House of Blues

On July 19, 2014, Thebe Kgositsile (professionally known as Earl Sweatshirt) performed in Chicago for the first time at Cabaret Metro in support of his major-label debut Doris. I remember […]

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Music, Reviews

Review: Panchiko at House of Blues; Over 20 Years in the Making

Imagine, if you will, that you’re a teacher in your early to mid 30s in the small British town of Sherwood, Nottingham. While not particularly luxurious or grandly remarkable, your […]

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Features, Music, Reviews

Review: NÜDE Crafts a Melancholic Daydream on Debut Single “Exquisite”

Luke Clohisy and Ruby Lucinda have been making music together in various permutations since high school, and it shows. Their new two-piece band NÜDE feels like a culmination of their […]

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Features, Music, Reviews

Rapper Juice Mazelee Explores His Past and Future on “TRUTH”

On his new track “TRUTH” Juice Mazelee brings Chicago-centric storytelling to the forefront with remarkable tact. His lyrics explore the recklessness of youth and its consequences, positioning himself as both […]

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Music, Reviews

Review: Doss Brings an Effervescent Dance Party to Lincoln Hall for Tomorrow Never Knows

Electronic dance music occupies an incredibly unique space within the live music landscape, being one of the only genres in which the focus is primarily on the audience rather than […]

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Review: NNAMDÏ at Metro Celebrates Chicago’s Best

Nnamdi Ogbonnaya has been so deeply ingrained in the Chicago underground music scene for the past decade that it’s almost easier to list the bands he hasn’t been in. Did […]

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Music, Reviews

Review: Black Midi Demolishes Thalia Hall

Black Midi is a force of nature. This much was indisputably proven on their 2022 hurricane of a record Hellfire. The genre-blending experimentalists pushed their avant-rock to new heights, edges, […]

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Review: Amyl and the Sniffers Bring Their Monsoon Rock to the Vic

In a contemporary punk landscape that’s dominated by hardcore, at least in the relative mainstream, Amyl and the Sniffers are a breath of fresh air; or rather, a sniff of […]

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Music, Reviews

Review: The Cool Kids Bring Night School to Thalia Hall

Well over a decade into their career, The Cool Kids remain two of hip-hop’s most unheralded influencers. Chuck Inglish and Sir Michael Rocks helped lay the groundwork for what would […]

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Music, Reviews

Review: IDLES Stomps Through Metro

By guest author Aviv Hart Attempting to categorize British rock band IDLES into a genre is an exercise in semantics. Punk rock? Post-punk? No-wave? Noise rock? Take your pick, it […]

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Festivals, Music, Reviews

Wicker Park Fest 2022 in Review

By guest author Aviv Hart Wicker Park Fest has been my favorite weekend of the summer for about a decade now, providing a full music festival experience to Chicagoans for […]

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Music, Reviews

Review: Pascuala Ilabaca y Fauna Enchanted Martyrs’

Guest review by Aviv Hart. You won’t find a single music venue in Chicago that feels quite like Martyrs’ on Lincoln Avenue. There is an inimitable intimacy in the room […]

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