"What About Chicago?!", is your weekly show exploring live art, music, entertainment and cultural performances going on, in and around the great city of Chicago.
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On this week's episode we learn about emergency first aid while rocking out to Aquarium (MPLS), Bump to some Beats at Belmont Harbor, head to the Experimental Station for the Queer/Trans Artist SHowcase, hear the sweet tunes of Peggy Tenderass | Wavvy ID | Sex No Babies at Cafe Mustache, and help Melanin raise money for their tour at the Melanin and Colonia Party!
On this week's episode we take that walk with comedy genius Tucker Millett and find out what his life's like! We also enjoy some OrAnGe SoDa, get with Pop Magic Productions presents "Homeset", have some fun with Feminine Comique & CDPH Present: Her Stories and so much more!
On this week's episode we find the Wanted :: EbonyEssenceJet, get up before sunrise to experience Radius Episode 84: Sadie Woods, hear new music with Jessica Risker (Record Release) / Emily Ritz / Ty Maxon, hit The WasteShed to hear Pleasures, Black Sandwich, Dingbat Superminx, Peggy Tenderass and so much more!
On this week's episode we chat with Nire Nah (nirenah.com) about Pop Magic Productions presents "Nire Nah's Coeur Age" happening this Saturday 7:30pm at Prop Thtr! Nire also gives us the story behind their wonderful visual art and musical/audio projects! Of course we also take that walk to Kevin and Hell (record release)/BLOOM/Good at Bad, find out why This is Not Art: Fundraiser & Farewell, discover Jesse Lauren at Powah Houze and so much more!
On this week's episode, we chat with David Ladon of Animal Farm, The Doctors Fox, Glad Rags and Peggy Tenderass, about his newest album and master's thesis "Mother Market", his childrens band Animal Farm, and what it's like to be a teaching artist. We also enjoy A Night of Art & Music with Pure Joy, go back to KinderGarden for DXTR SPITS || BELLS ATLAS || FRAN, dance all night at PUM PUM Presents: Tu Religion, and much more!
On this week's episode we chat with Cedric Casimier of Ze'ev and Jawns, about their life, art and inspirations. We also take that walk to hear Flora / TC Superstar / Uma Bloo / Sean Green / DRAMA MOTH, check out Violet Eckles-Jordan: Dysphoric Objects, find Ashes of Light, engage in De-conditioning! - a conversation series by Connect the Dots, find out how She Kills Monsters and so much more!
On this week's episode get one with earth and nature talking with Glad Matt about The Grow-Op Chicago (growopchicago.org), Earphoria: Chicago, Glad Rags, Sex No Babies and cooking up marvelous treats! We also take that walk and find out why I’m Down For Whatever: The Teen Perception – Opening Reception, attend the final Impossible Colors presents Frontwoman Fest 2018, enjoy The Heist, get curious with The Autopsy Talks and so much more!
On this week's episode we speak with Adele Nicholas (Axons) and Elaine HD (Spaces of Disappearance) about their work organizing Frontwoman Fest presented by Impossible Colors at Burlington Bar! We also take that walk to the Make Out Party World Premier, support the Tumorama: A Brain Benefit for Rachel Moonchild Perlman, exchange thoughts and ideas at a DIY Townhall + Let's Make A Plan: April, kop some new music at the RICHARD ALBUM TAPE RELEASE CONCERT EXTRAVAGANZA and so much more!
On this week's episode we speak with Travis Travis Travis and P Michael Ono about the brilliant art, sound, music and message of their longtime collaboration ONO (www.ono1980.com). We also kick it with Malci and talk about his latest project "Do You Know Yourself" (www.malci.bandcamp.com). We also take that walk to Free Street's Meet Juan(ito) Doe at The StoryFront, support the African Youth Forum - 2018, come prepared to stunt at Petty Gang Chicago's Boom Bap Open Mic, see what's good with OTV Presents: The Exquisite Corpse & Velvet Premiere and so much more.
This week we find out why it Sounds Great on Paper, start Killing Your Darlings - 3/16/2018, bear witness to Church of the New Play: Sarah Bowden, maybe dance with Hostel Presents: Disco Pigs and so much more! We also talk about folk music, wrestling, the importance of open mics and our love for long walks with Chicago-based-god-musician-playwright-raconteur - Ross W Berman. Check out his New Japan coverage at WrestleZone.com and his amazing music projects at rossberman.bandcamp.com.
On this week's episode we visit The Uploose Odditorium, share ideas at The Sick Muse #10: Open Pitch Meeting!, find out why Exposure is Key: My Block, My Hood, My City and so much more! We also chat with Sasha NoDisco and Plus Sign about The World's Fair 2018 and nomoneynoborders.com!
On this week's episode we take that walk to Opening Reception: Woman Made Midwest Open at Woman Made Gallery, get involved with A Collaborative 2018 Inaugural Show at Lo Rez Brewing, listen to some very important ChitChat: Women's HiStory Tellers, get are hands dirty at Hostel Grow-Op Meet-Up no. 3 (MWUF Summit Prep)and so much more!
On this week's episode we take a dip into the dark side with Father Darko as we discuss his solo music, his part in audio/visual group VahnDarko, as well as his other various multimedia projects. We also stop in at Zinesters fest, celebrate the Hooligan Mag Four Year Art Collective, eat laugh and see great art at the Artsy Fartsy Pizza Party and so much more!
On this week's episode we dish with Matthew C. Plowman about his show Dishin' with Matthew C. Plowman and many of his various exciting artistic endeavors! We also enjoy an adult beverage at F**k Valentine's Day Show w/ Deadly Habits, Flowtone, & more!, partake in some Goulash: Noise Bias/Dr. Meats/Packard Duo/ Hatcher Duo, enjoy great music at Charles Joseph Smith - Record Release! at The Hideout with Sooper Records, see how The Collaborative Economy Goes To Chi Hack Night and so much more!
On this week's episode we talk with Edra Soto about "Open 24 Hours", the current exhibit at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, as well as her experience with the Rauschenberg Residency, her time teaching at The School of the Art Institute, and her other projects. find out more about her past and present work at edrasoto.com. We also inhabit the Co-Prosperity Sphere for Easy Habits • Glass Eyes • The Sueves • Color Card, attend the ▼2nd Ⓐnnual Nü Band First Date ▼, listen to the sounds of Glances & Sports Boyfriend & A Very Kewl Guest, and chat at Reclaim North Side Drinks & Discourse: Beyond Allyship
On this week's episode we talk with Arthur Swidzinski and Tony Michal about what drew them to travel from Chicago to New York on their skateboards, as well as the danges, downfalls and triumphs they experienced along the way. We also enjoy the hard work from the people who created Project Tool, connect our circuits at Relate 2, laugh at Monkey Wrench at the Hideout, and explore the Devil in the Details: A portrait of Chicago. Find out more about Shred America at shredamericafilm.com.
On this weeks episode we talk with Brittany Meyer and Molly Kearney about what drew them to Chicago, Comedy, and the inspiration behind their monthly show "Strip Joker". We also discover Secret Cinema, learn how we got from Bye Anita to No Cop Academy, see the movie three years in the making at the Clamor and Claw [EP + FILM Release] || Scott William || Peggy Tenderass show, and share our art at AFMF presents: Juice Open Mic. Find out more about Strip Joker at stripjokercomedy.com.
On this week's episode we see the Writing on the Wall, check out the Revenge of the Nerds vol 3 at the Humboldt Park Library, see an amazing free show at Mykelle Deville || daymaker || blackerface || ze'ev, and make noise with the birds at Cirp Night at the Whistler w/ Sex No Babies and beastii.
On this week's episode we praise the art with Gabe Michalski while discussing his long and varied experience singing, podcasting, writing music on guitar and playing with the group Bash Bang. We also go see Gauze Presents: A Night At Archer Beachhaus, attend the Utopia Ball, become "Ladylike" at Cafe Mustache and get down to Bubbles Brown.
On this week's episode, we take that walk with Mandatory Abortions and talk about their travels and latest music releases! We also get pumped for their PUNK ROCK TAKE OVER # 2 @ THE GALLERY CABARET as well as take that walk to @IAN’S PARTY 2018, celebrate AMFM Gallery One Year Anniversary, Build-A-Robot at Logan Arcade , catch the First Monday Jazz: Sam Trump , join Story Time at Perkolator and so much more. Listen to the podcast, subscribe on iTunes, support the show with a donation at www.patreon.com/whataboutchicago, like our page at www.facebook.com/whataboutchicago and check out our podcast partners Machine Culture Collective at www.machineculture.com.
On this week's episode we attend one final open mic at NItecap Coffee Bar, exit the earth's atmosphere at Hostel Presents: Space Face, watch the ball drop at a New Years' ShinDig, and learn more about ourselves at Wretched Nobles: The Selfie & Narcissus.
On this week's episode we are eager to hear Empower #HerStory, support the Annual HECKLE Multicultural Holiday Jam!, get lost at Salonathon: Island of Misfit Toys, get 100% Off Bands: Show You Suck, Oliv Blu, Ano Ba, Squeak Pivot DJ and so much more!