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‘Metallica Emergency’ For Fans As Band Plays Surprise Show At The Metro

Fans scrambled to the legendary venue Monday afternoon after the Hall of Fame metal band announced it would play a surprise gig there.

Lakeview, Wrigleyville, Northalsted

Metallica To Play Surprise Show At Metro Monday Night, Their First Concert There Since 1983

As word spread of the $20 concert, a line formed down Clark Street as fans tried to score tickets.

Lakeview, Wrigleyville, Northalsted

90 Percent Of Chicago’s Independent Music Venues Will Close Because Of Coronavirus, Desperate Owners Say

A haunting new video is highlighting the plight of independent music venues as owners call on Congress to save them.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

Public Invited To Virtual Memorial For Late Chicago Music Fixture, Activist Christen Thomas

Thomas, 38, died in April after a cardiac arrest. With the pandemic limiting funeral services, her loved ones say this will be a much-needed chance for closure.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

First To Close, Last To Open: Will Chicago’s Independent Music Venues Survive The Coronavirus?

The owners of Chicago's music venues say federal relief efforts won't help them survive unless changes are made — and they're asking music fans to amplify their message.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

Christen Thomas, A Fixture In Chicago’s Music Scene And ‘Cheerleader’ For The City, Dies At 38: ‘A Huge Loss’

“Nothing ever stopped her from doing what she wanted because everything she wanted was good and pure and for the betterment of the people around her."

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town