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The Beat Goes On with L.A. Chandler

I met her couple of years ago outside of the infamous Parlour on Clark after an exceptionally amazing performance with Sean Wiggins. Chandler was funny, cool, easy going and I knew from the time she had ust spent behind those drums on stage – a very gifted musician. I ran into her again at Back Lot Bash this […]

Back Lot Bash celebrates 11 years

When I first began to walk down the streets of Lesbianville – I was searching the internet for anything I could find that had anything to do with groups of like minded women gathering in one place. I wanted to get out of the burbs and make myself some amazing memories in the city. And one day […]

Clinical Trials is Ready to Rock Reggie’s this Sunday

Clinical Trials is the electro-grunge offspring of Somer Bingham, a self-produced multi-instrumentalist and a powerful performer who recently brought her edgy sound & likable personality to Showtime’s docu-series The Real L Word. Bingham has found greener pastures since butting heads with the lead singer of the band on the show and being ousted in one […]

City Winery Chicago Presents Cathy Richardson with Special Guest Sami Grisafe

This city of ours has a lot to offer, but the upcoming duo of Cathy Richardson and Sami Grisafe performing back-to-back may take the proverbial cake. Closing out the season of summer sun and ushering in the cooling autumn, these top female rockers will give you goosebumps right down to your bones. Eerie and powerful, […]

Hannah Thomas is A Little Bit Country, A Little Bit Rock and Roll

I was tempted to call Hannah Thomas an emerging singer/songwriter, and then I heard her sing. Even though she’s floating around the country to small pubs with a single roadie, this girl knows who she is and nearly blew the roof off the Elbo Room last Monday night. A time snafu and a hot steamy […]

An Interview with Melissa Ferrick

The L Stop: Your career has been quite expansive and impressive, but let’s start with a little early info. You were raised on the east coast in Ipswich MA–Great people come out of this town. Full disclosure, I’d like to point out that you and I have a connection here as my ancestors were some […]

Will Michelle Chamuel Win It All?

By Mallorie DeRiggi Michelle Chamuel has been around for a while, but she is finally getting the notice her talent so richly deserves.   The 26 year old singer originally from Amherst, Massachusetts is a finalist for Season 4 of The Voice. The Voice has showcased several lesbian and bi ladies in previous seasons including: Vicci […]

Martha Wainwright Emerges

Surrounded by exposed brick and wine barrels in the bustling atmosphere of City Winery, there is a clear view of the stage from every table. In an equal parts male and female crowd, full of late 30s to mid 50s couples who are slightly randy and clearly enjoying the house made wine, singer-songwriter Martha Wainwright […]

An Interview with Swimsuit Addition, the Chicago-based, All-Female Punk Band

Swimsuit Addition is living proof that labels don’t work. The music this Chicago-based, all-female punk band makes has been described as “evil beach music,” “bubblepunk,” “candy thrash,” “dirty surf,” and “cheerleader grunge.” Miles Raymer of the Chicago Reader calls their sound “some apocryphal-Halloween-scare-story bubblegum that’s full of broken glass and will totally fuck your shit […]

GIRLBAND channels Fleetwood Mac

I have been wildly entertained by Girlband on a number of occasions. They are fun. They have fun while providing solid entertainment for their lucky audience. The eclectic mix of talent that makes up GIRLBAND provides a unique sound and vibe that is becoming an integral part of the local music scene. These ladies are […]