Songs to Conjure Springtime

I put a spell on you.
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For Openers: Lin Brehmer & Chicago White Sox Opening Day

The winter is over when the umpires urge grown men to play.
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Chicago Thin Crust Pizza

Is The Official Chicago Pizza A Thin Crust Pizza?

A new video put out by Vice makes the claim for thin-crust pizza being the true pizza of Chicagoans.
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Jack White

Lollapalooza Announces 2018 Lineup

Coming to Grant Park this August will be...
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The Big Beat Logo

THE BIG BEAT Song of the Week: Young Fathers - "In My View"

If you're like me, you have a bit of a soft spot for Scottish bands. For a country of only five million, they seem to have given us an unusually high number of kickass bands over the years, LIKE... The Jesus and Mary Chain, Belle & Sebastian, The Beta Band, Mogwai, Cocteau Twins, Bis, Orange...
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Lollapalooza Chicago Crowd

Lollapalooza 2018 Tickets & Lineup Coming Next Week

4-Day passes will go on sale Tuesday, March 20th.
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Pearl Jam Live At Wrigley Field

A First-Timer's Account Of Pearl Jam's Wrigley Field Takeover

I don't know when we'll meet again, but it'll happen again in the future.
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Confessions Of Someone Seeing The Grateful Dead For The First (And Last) Time

The magic of the Grateful Dead's 50th anniversary shows was not lost on this newcomer.
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U2 Live In Chicago

U2 'The Joshua Tree 30th Anniversary Tour' At Soldier Field

U2 celebrates 30 years of 'The Joshua Tree' in Chicago at Soldier Field. Get a full recap of the show by reading Mary Dixon's Concertgoers Blog .
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Robert Plant of Led Zeppelin and Lin Brehmer

The Importance Of Chicago To Robert Plant

"The fact that we got to Chicago was like the silk road."
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