On Thursday's Afternoon Shift, The Break Room presents alt-rockers Smashing Pumpkins and their song "Siva" off their first album Gish. The guitar-heavy band, fronted by Billy Corrigan, is back with a new electronica-infused album after breaking up in 2000.
Imagine an artist who puts on clouded glasses in order to paint. Now consider a musician who plays in earplugs: not a rock star, but a classical soloist who believes that filtering out sound leads to a more nuanced performance.
This year's Chicago Blues Festival saw an increase in attendance.City officials say attendance for last weekend's music festival was more than 500,000. That's 50,000 more audience members than in 2011.