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Best of 2012

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Lou Barlow loved the Pygmalion Music Festival (he just can’t remember the name)

Lou Barlow @ Green Music Fest (more by Rachel Angres)

Dinosaur Jr. was one of the many artists who played the 2012 edition of the Pygmalion Music Festival in Champaign-Urbana in September...

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Willis Earl Beal’s Best of 2012

Willis Earl Beal @ Pitchfork Fest 2012 (more by Fred Pessaro)

Chicago eccentric Willis Earl Beal, currently on tour in Australia, gave Pitchfork his 'Best of 2012'...

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The Anters - Do Division Festival - Chicago, IL - 6/3/12
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BVChicago’s favorite Live Music Photos of 2012 ——————- (that we took)

The Antlers @ Do Division -- 6/03/2012 (photo by Sarah Frankie Linder)

We covered over 200-concerts in the past year on BV Chicago(!). Most of that coverage included pictures from the show, shot by a slew of contributing photographers...

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Trevor de Brauw’s (Pelican, Chord) Top 10 Things of 2012

Trevor de Brauw @ Lincoln Hall in June (more by Zach Pollack)

Pelican // Chord guitarist Trevor de Brauw has told us his top 10 favorite things of 2012...

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Photo by Greg Cristman | www.gregCphotography.com
Gregory R. Cristman
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Carl of Coffinworm lists his favorite albums & shows of 2012

Coffinworm @ Power of the Riff East (more by Greg Cristman)Coffinworm was formed under watchful eye of Choronzon in late 2007. The 'Great Bringer of Night' demo was recorded by Bob Fouts (Basement Rage Studios) in late 2008/early 2009 and led to an alliance with Profound Lore Records shortly afterwards...

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Fake Shore Drive lists the top 100 Chicago rap songs of 2012

Chicago-based hip hop site Fake Shore Drive have listed their picks for the 100 best Chicago rap songs of 2012. King Louie tops the list with his track "Val Venis," and Lil Durk, Chief Keef, Lil Reese, Chance the Rapper, Giftz, Kanye West, and L...

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Photo by Greg Cristman | greg C photography™
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Sanford Parker shares his ‘Top 10 Albums’ and ‘Top 5 Bloody Marys’ of 2012

Sanford with Nachmystium at the BV Day Party, March 2012 (more by Greg Cristman)

Chicago musician and production powerhouse Sanford Parker has graced us with his best of 2012...

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rubyhornet critiques list of Top 20 Chicago Rappers of 2012

'Chicago Hip Hop Insider' David Newman posted a list of the top 20 Chicago rappers of 2012. rubyhornet reposted that list with reasons why they do not agree...

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