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The Lesbian’s Guide to Watching the Nutcracker

The presents are open; the stockings are empty. Your belly is full from a delightful Christmas brunch and all that remains is a few more days of lounging in pajamas, noshing on leftovers and watching every Christmas movie in the inventory. Flipping through the cable channels, your Mom suddenly perks up… “Oh! Look, honey! The […]

Interview with BETTY and Ticket Giveaway

If you think BETTY is just ‘that band that wrote the theme song for The L Word’ (love it or hate it, you know the words), then you are due for a rude awakening. For almost 30 years, Elizabeth Ziff, Amy Ziff, and Alyson Palmer have been rocking the airwaves and speaking their minds all […]

Wholly Family, the Windy City Performing Arts 2012 Holiday Concert

This weekend, Windy City Performing Arts kicks off its 33rd season in a holiday concert that’s sure to expand your interpretation and idea of “family” in a most enlightening and musical way. Guest artistic director Jeremiah Selvey leads performances of Wholly Family on Saturday, Dec. 1 at 8:00 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 2 at 2:00 […]

Community Spotlight: Teri Bristol

You may have heard her name before, but what you may not know is that she is a pioneer in the female and lesbian Chicago dance & DJ scene. Known all over the world, Teri Bristol has managed to keep a cool head on her shoulders in the male-dominated industry of being a well-known and […]

Melissa Etheridge wants you to come over

I remember when I first heard an Etheridge song. It was the late 80’s and I was hanging with friends – tunes blasting in the background – all very non descript background noise. Without warning I found myself leaving the conversation to pay attention to the song on the radio. It could not be ignored. […]

Photo Review: Local artist Sami Grisafe, live from Wrigleyville

Once again, Sami Grisafe sets the stage on fire. Her sultry rock tones exploded straight from the base of her lungs into the hearts of audience-goers this past Friday at Cubby Bear, and it was a privilege (as always) to experience. This girl knows how to put on a serious show, and like all things […]

Interview with Sami Grisafe

Perhaps you’ve seen her perform at either Midsommarfest or Back Lot Bash. Maybe it was headlining at Double Door this past August. Or maybe, just maybe, you wandered into The Closet on a Monday or Tuesday night for a drink and were treated to some acoustic sets. Regardless of the place and time, odds are […]

Summer Un-lovin’: Dealing with a Breakup Through Music

Ah, the summer time. Time for summer lovin’, right? Well, not always. The flip side of the coin, which seems to be avoided, is that the summer season also sees an influx of breakups. According to a Business Insider article analyzing breakups based on Facebook data, summer is prime breakup season. In order to get over […]

Win Free Tickets to see Ladyhawke, Shuteye, and Greg Corner at Bottom Lounge

One of the brightest stars to light up the pop firmament this millennium is back, with a difference. Thanks to her brilliant self-titled 2008 debut, LADYHAWKE, aka Pip Brown, shot to stardom around the world, particularly in Britain and the Antipodes, where the New Zealand-born singer-songwriter soon gathered up armfuls of awards as THE breakthrough […]

Halsted Market Days Music to Check Out

When I tell you that I just flipped out in excitement over the realization that Sheena Easton is playing Market Days this year, it is no exaggeration. As it turns out, this year’s music lineup features some outstanding blasts from the past along with some sensational newcomers and great cover bands. Here’s a brief glimpse […]