Monthly Archives: December 2011

Gold Motel & Deserters @ Lincoln Hall December 23rd (PICS)

Lincoln Hall guests were given an early Christmas treat Friday with performances by three Chicago-bred bands: Chaperone, Deserters and Gold Motel. As long-time fans of the Hush Sound (Michael and I attended a secret Hush Sound show at the Beat Kitchen over three years ago and even got posters autographed by the band), we were ready on Friday to be graced by Greta’s on-stage presence once more.

Check out more photos after the jump!

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Asher Roth & the Cool Kids take Chicago (PICS)

The night before he dropped his brand new mixtape “Pabst & Jazz,” Asher Roth took the stage at a sold out Reggie’s Rock Club with several of his good friends there to back him. Former G.O.O.D. music rapper GLC, Boldy James, and a solo Mikey Rocks of the Cool Kids were among the openers. Check out after the jump for a set of PICTURES and a review!

Photo by Michael Bojda

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What do Chicagoans Want for the Holidays?

We planted our camera at various locations throughout the loop this past weekend to find out what Chicagoans want for the Holidays. Check out the video below and maybe steal some ideas for that last minute Christmas shopping!

What does acityinthemidwest want for the holidays? That’s easy – more amazing shows to cover, more readers to keep the blog growing, and a Bulls march back to the finals (<3 you D.Rose).

We hope you get everything you’re asking for this holiday season as well.

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Can’t Miss Show! Gold Motel @ Lincoln Hall December 23rd

Is there anything better to do the day before Christmas Eve than see a concert? The answer is no, and luckily, Greta Morgan (my secret celebrity crush all the way from her Hush Sound days) and company bring Gold Motel to Chicago on December 23rd. With Chaperone (a Black Lips-esque band) and the Deserters filling out the bill, it should be a good one. Purchase your tickets over at Lincoln Hall’s website, and check out below for a video and more!

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One of a Kind Show December 1-4 @ Merchandise Mart

The One of a Kind Show and Sale was in Chicago this past weekend for the 11th annual Holiday shopping event with thousands of gifts from all over the country. The show provided a wide array of handmade gift items from 600+ artists, including paintings, purses, ornaments, and just about everything you can think of. In addition to the one-of-a-kind shopping, attendees were given the opportunity to speak with the artists individually, attend artist talks, join in crafting workshops, and enjoy gourmet treats, fashions shows and live music. Truly a four day spectacular, and I got the chance to document some of the gems. Check out a full set of pics after the jump!

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Watch the Throne-December 1st, 2011 @ United Center (Video, Set list, Pictures, Review!)

They played it 8 times. We set the record Chicago. We did it. Check out my video of the 8th and record setting “Paris” Thursday night at the United Center. Pictures, the set list (!), and a review after the jump!

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