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Matt Brooks

ARTICLES: 13
Music, Reviews

Review: White Reaper Highlights Chicago’s Young Music Scene at Metro

Whether they knew it or not, all that made it out to Metro on this past Tuesday were in for a treat. Presented by 101WKQX, the historic North-side space presented […]

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Audio, Music, TCR Mixtape

TCR Mixtape No. 31: Legends in Your Living Room

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Do you ever wish that you could see your favorite artist in an intimate environment? Unless the only artists you listen to treat live performance like Andrew Bird with gigs […]

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Music, Previews

Giveaway: Mamby on the Beach 2017

Summer is here, and it couldn’t come with better timing as Mamby on the Beach is fast approaching. If you saw our preview of the fest, it’s clear that we are […]

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Interviews, Music, Previews

An Interview with Vancouver Sleep Clinic’s Tim Bettinson

Brisbane, Australia’s Vancouver Sleep Clinic have sure come a far way since their debut EP was released in late 2013. Collapse was created in the bedroom of then-17 year old Tim Bettinson, though […]

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Festivals, Music, Previews

Preview: Mamby on The Beach 2017

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With Mamby on The Beach entering only its third year in Chicago, we cannot wait to see how they outdo themselves from last year, and the lineup has helped to […]

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Mykele Deville Drops Third Album in Two Years, And Isn’t Stopping Soon

We haven’t seen a Chicago music scene like this before. With the newfound attention on our city following Chance The Rapper’s rise to fame, every artist in the city that […]

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Audio, Music, TCR Mixtape

TCR Mixtape No. 17: Hyperlocal Edition

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We know that you know Chance The Rapper. We know that you know Twin Peaks. We definitely know that you know Wilco. But who are the up and comers in […]

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Music, Reviews

Diane Coffee Dazzles with Modern Vices @ Schubas

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Schubas Tavern was yet again graced by the presence of Diane Coffee to ring in the New Year, who spent 2017’s Eve as well as December 30th in the cozy […]

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Interviews, Music

An Interview With Quinn Tsan

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Quinn Tsan is a soft-spoken yet confident vocalist currently residing in our great city. While she originally made Chicago her new home to sing alongside Joe Pug, Quinn needs no […]

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Reviews

Review: Sunflower Bean @ Lincoln Hall

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October 21st, 2016 at Lincoln Hall was a night of nostalgic, accessible rock music that never crossed the line of unoriginality. Throughout the entire night, whispers circulated in the crowd […]

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A Look Into Trevor Sensor’s Second EP, Starved Nights of Saturday Stars

Illinois-born singer-songwriter Trevor Sensor is back at it with his second EP, Starved Nights of Saturday Stars. This release comes as a follow-up from his successful release, Texas Girls and Jesus […]

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Music, Previews

Album Review: Tides by Ballroom Boxer

Have you ever felt like popular music has gotten too complex? Are you a bit tired of seeing a band with 9 members, two of which are on the xylophone […]

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