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Congress Theater defaults on hefty bank loan

interior of the Congress during a recent Matt & Kim show (more by Chase Turner)

As troubles for the Congress Theater and owner Erineo "Eddie" Carranza continue, Jim DeRogatis reports that PNC Bank, the bank that holds the Congress' mortgage, have filed a lawsuit with U...

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Longman & Eagle owners opening new venue: The Promontory

Longman & Eagle owners Bruce Finkelman (also of the Empty Bottle and Bite Cafe) and Craig Golden (of SPACE and Union Pizza) are set to open a new restaurant/bar/venue, called The Promontory, in Hyde Park in 2013...

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Tomorrow Never Knows 2013 presale passes going on sale

The Walkmen @ Metro during Tomorrow Never Knows 2012 (more by John Yingling)

As mentioned, Tomorrow Never Knows 2013 is set to take place from January 16-20 at Schubas, Lincoln Hall, Metro, Smart Bar, and the Hideout...

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Category: Music, tour dates, venues

The Burlington is turning 5; Bloodiest, CAVE, Lasers and Fast and Shit & others helping celebrate

Bloodiest @ IL Centennial Monument in Logan Sq. in '11 (more by Grant MacAllister)

Logan Square spot The Burlington will be five years old on August 25 and are throwing an anniversary party featuring Bloodiest, CAVE, Lasers and Fast and Shit, Paul Cary, Cloudbirds, Nino Divino, Obnox, and more acts TBA...

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Congress Theater talk renovations

exterior of the Congress Theater in December of 2011 (more by Matt Ziegler)

According to a press release sent out earlier this week, the Congress Theater is scheduled to go under the knife for extensive renovations this fall...

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belated pics from the final Treasure Town show

The final show at longstanding DIY venue Treasure Town went down on June 29.11-bands played and here's a set of pictures that includes about half of them...

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Lewis Black, My Brightest Diamond, David Wax Museum, Mavis Staples & more to play first City Winery Chicago shows

City Winery NYC (more by Ryan Barkan)

City Winery Chicago, located at 1200 W. Randolph St., will open its doors this August. The venue have put their brand new website live, which is now showing over 100-events through December 2012...

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City Winery opening Chicago location in August; schedule will be revealed next week

City Winery in NYC (more by Ryan Barkan)

As mentioned, City Winery will open a Chicago location on 1200 W. Randolp St. this summer. Originally set to open in July, it was slightly pushed back to August...

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the undead stormed Lincoln Hall (review)

You know, it's kind of hard to eat salad in the dark. That's what I learned at Lincoln Hall's Zombie Apocalypse Night (5/25), presented by The 3 Penny Was Here...

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RIP Richard Harding, owner of the former Quiet Knight

The Chicago Sun-Times reports that Richard Harding, owner of the former Quiet Knight club and Poor Richard's before that, died of cancer on Saturday in a suburban hospice:The effervescent owner of the Quiet Knight music room was the first to bring Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, the Talking Heads and Jimmy Buffett to Chicago...

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