Portable Phone Charger- Important! Everyone at the concert is going to be using their phone. We all know this drains batteries at the speed of light. Don’t get caught without a phone on the way home and bring a portable charger. It’ll give both you and your mom some peace of mind.
We scoured Chicago and found a gal who has plenty to say about the local music scene. Resident music expert Ari Black was gracious enough to sit down with us and share what she has to say about music in Chicago.
You might be asking yourself, who is Shane? Simply put, he is a music enthusiast. A look inside his room and you will find autographed artist posters, guitars, CDs and lots of vinyls. Over in Portage Park, Shane Garcia opened his doors to give me an exclusive look at his collection, which consists of over 250 vinyls. Find out what he says are 4 must hear Chicago artist vinyls.
While we weren’t quite able to snag press passes for all of our awesome readers, White Noise editor Alexa gets up close and personal at the Orwells show and brings you along with her.
Check out this video to see what it’s like to hang in the press section at the Riviera!
While spring may have technically started last week, there’s no denying it still feels like winter in Chicago. It might be cold outside but we’ve compiled an upbeat playlist to warm you up and put you in the spring spirit. The sun will be shining in no time.
Give it a listen: Sorts of Spring
You might have walked around the city and noticed some mysterious street art plastered on the walls. An ice cream cone, a handgun and the Chicago Bulls logo accompany the phrase “Summer in Pain.” The street art served as an introduction, almost three years in the making, for artist Jimmy Whispers. So, how does one man not only grow a fan base and keep them in anticipation for his debut album, but also get a call from Pitchfork Music Festival?
On February 25th, Schuba’s Tavern hosted RCRDS, Strange Faces and the main act Cassettes on Tape as a part of their AWESOME “100% Off” series. The series is an innovative idea that allows Schubas to showcase local bands for free. It’s a great way to discover new artists without tapping into your funds. Best of all, the atmosphere is more fun because people are there to support local music rather than to punch you in the nose to get a glimpse of the band. If you ever are looking for something to do, consider checking out a local band at Schubas. I promise, if you try hard enough, you can come up with the funds to get in.
Missed your chance to go to SXSW this year? Don’t worry your pretty little head, because White Noise has the playlist for you. We’ve compiled our favorite songs from all of the Chicago bands present at this years SXSW event just for our readers! Check out our selections and tell us what you think!
Spotify Link: Chicago Does SXSW