Category Archives: Handpicked

Handpicked shows for February 2013

Here are some shows you should consider going to this month. Friday, February 8: Jaill @ Beat Kitchen, 9:30 p.m. Cost: Ten | Tickets Other acts: Slushy, The Bingers Recommended: I’ve been into Jaill about as long as I’ve lived … Continue reading

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Handpicked shows for December 2012

The Handpicked column has been revived. Happy Holidays from Chicago Tunes: Thursday, December 6: Advance Base @ The Burlington, 9 p.m. Cost: $7 donation Other acts: Julie Byrne, J Fernandez Recommended: New Chicago Tunes favorite Advance Base tops a Thursday … Continue reading

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Handpicked from Chicago Mixtape (#77-89)

Picking through the weekly Chicago Mixtapes is a lot like stepping inside a Unique or Village. Never do I begin with a particular in mind. And most of the time I leave with nothing. It’s a stroll through a lot … Continue reading

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Handpicked shows for June 2012

The last time I did one of these — in February — I didn’t yet know whether a monthly handpicks column would become a “thing” here. Turns out it didn’t, and that’s great. I don’t know that I like the … Continue reading

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Handpicked shows for February 2012

I’m a creature of habit, certainly. And that mindset surfaces again and again here on Chicago Tunes. Reviews seem — however unintentionally — bounded to familiar lengths, and familiar quality. A gander at my musical likings, as well, might reveal … Continue reading

Posted in Bare Mutants, Beat Kitchen, Elsinore, Handpicked, In Tall Buildings, Lincoln Hall, Lizz Wright, Soft Speaker, SPACE, The Empty Bottle, Twin Sister | 4 Comments