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Smartbar In Wrigleyville Reopening This Weekend: ‘We Cannot Wait To Dance With You’

Smartbar, the indie nightclub known for its house and techno music, is welcoming people for the first time since March 2020.

Lakeview, Wrigleyville, Northalsted

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