10 best record stores in Chicago

Record Store Day marks its 10th anniversary in 2017. The day celebrates independent records stores and the influential role they play in our music communities. Record stores around the...

6 Chicago brunch spots to hit the day after a night out

Whether you're nursing a hangover from a late night out or starting the party early with afternoon mimosas, there is always a good reason to enjoy brunch. We've got...

The 11 worst people at concerts

No question about it, live music makes our lives better than they would be without it, but there are people among us who inadvertently ruin things for the...

For the brotherly love of beer: Monk’s Cafe

Just by virtue of the fact that you’re reading past the headline, we’re going to make the assumption that you enjoy a cold one every now and...

Where you should actually eat along White Oak Drive

There are very few terms out there that are more devoid of meaning than "American restaurant." What does that even mean anymore? That's not to say that...

Revitalizing Toronto’s music scene in 3 steps

On March 1st, 2017 NOW Toronto reported that seven music venues had already closed since the beginning of the year. So the question on many Toronto music...

Putting Houston music on the Beyoncé Scale

Houston is known for a lot of things. Some of their most well-known exports are energy (it's an energy town after all) and science (of "Houston, we...

SunTrust Park: Is there actually nothing around there?

Congrats to the Atlanta Braves for moving into their beautiful new baseball palace. Next Friday, the Braves are all set to debut their new park and from all...

6 Miami Beach restaurants open late to feed your post-show cravings

If you're a human being, then you're probably starving after going to a show in Miami Beach, but look: don't settle for drive-thru from the back of your Uber Lyft....

Why are songs usually the same length?

The answer may seem obvious. Songs, especially songs destined for radio, typically fall in the "3-ish minute" range. That's because back in the days of vinyl records...

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