WBEZ | Schubas http://www.wbez.org/content/schubas Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Louder Than A Bomb 2014 Mixtape Release Party http://www.wbez.org/louder-bomb-2014-mixtape-release-party-109724 <p><div>Chicago is home to some of the best musicians in the country. &nbsp;From Sun Ra and experimental jazz to Chance the Rapper and acid rap, artists continue to burgeon. &nbsp;#LTAB2014 Mixtape Release Party features the hottest music from this city&rsquo;s newest young performers. Tickets are available online at <a href="http://www.youngchicagoauthors.org">www.youngchicagoauthors.org</a>.&nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Louder Than A Bomb (LTAB), is the largest youth poetry slam in the world. Over 1,000 youth from more than 100 Chicago land area schools will come together for one month (feb 15th &ndash; mar 15th 2014) to participate in an Olympic style poetry competition, in hopes of being one of the four teams on finals stage.</div><div>&nbsp;</div></p> Tue, 18 Feb 2014 08:48:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/louder-bomb-2014-mixtape-release-party-109724 Story Week Festival of Writers: Grad Reading/Open Mic http://www.wbez.org/story-week-festival-writers-grad-readingopen-mic-105912 <p><p>Alumni and Graduate Students of Columbia College Chicago Fiction Writing Department will read from their work, including featured alums and very special guests <strong>Geoff Hyatt</strong> (<em>Birch Hills At World&rsquo;s End</em>) and <strong>Nancy Grossman</strong> (<em>A World Away</em>), hosted by <strong>Chris DeGuire</strong> and <strong>Alexis Pride</strong>.</p><p>More information on this event <a href="http://www.storyweek.org">here</a>.&nbsp;</p></p> Tue, 05 Mar 2013 13:33:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/story-week-festival-writers-grad-readingopen-mic-105912 Member Meet-Up: Election Edition http://www.wbez.org/member-meet-election-edition-103498 <p><p>Join WBEZ members and fellow news junkies to watch the election results on the big screen at &nbsp;Schuba&rsquo;s Tavern on Belmont. Members get a free beer courtesy of Goose Island and post results the band Statutes of Liberty will regale us with some election related rockness. Don&rsquo;t forget to bring your <a href="http://services.chicagopublicmedia.org/site/PageNavigator/ACTIVE%20PAGES%20IN%20USE/Pledge_Portal">MemberCard</a>!&nbsp;</p></p> Mon, 29 Oct 2012 14:51:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/member-meet-election-edition-103498 JC Brooks & The Uptown Sound http://www.wbez.org/event/2011-12-30/jc-brooks-uptown-sound <p><p>You know you're not just another indie band when the mayor-elect of Chicago personally invites you to play his inauguration concert. Rahm Emanuel is one of many esteemed fans that JC Brooks &amp; the Uptown Sound have picked up since their humble beginnings, when they were just dreaming about getting the cool kids to shake it at the Empty Bottle. Wilco's Jeff Tweedy befriended the post-punk soul group after they scored a viral hit with their amped-up re-imagining of his song "I Am Trying To Break Your Heart", performing it with them at Chicago's Park West and inviting them to appear at Wilco's Solid Sound Festival alongside heavy hitters such as Sonic Youth's Thurston Moore and the Band's Levon Helm. The taste-making crate diggers at the Numero Group were impressed enough by the band's take-no-prisoners live show to include them in their Eccentric Soul Revue, where they had the pleasure of collaborating with the spectacular Syl Johnson. The Uptown Sound has shared stages with a staggering array of artists, from legends like Robert Plant, Buddy Guy, and Chicago, to indie faves Peter Bjorn &amp; John and the Dismemberment Plan, and soul stirrers Fitz &amp; the Tantrums, Lee Fields, and Naomi Shelton &amp; the Gospel Queens.</p><p>Erupting with raw emotion, JC Brooks unleashes his soulful shouts and heart wrenching falsetto over the relentless rhythm of guitarist Billy Bungeroth, drummer Kevin Marks, and bassist Ben Taylor. The Uptown Sound is a force to be reckoned with, leading the Chicago Tribune to call them "the real deal" and MOJO Magazine identifying them as "one of the hottest US soul acts", while the New York Times praised their "neo-soul glory" and the Onion AV Club declared their first album "relentlessly catchy". It's live, it's compelling, it's now, it's theatrical. So theatrical, in fact, that they were recently tapped to star in the critically-acclaimed run of the Tony Award-winning musical "Passing Strange" at the Chicago Center for the Performing Arts.</p><p>Now preparing for the release of their Bloodshot Records debut, "Want More" with producer Jimmy Sutton (JD McPherson), this is a band whose time to shine has arrived. Whether they're wowing crowds in the US, Canada, or Europe, JC Brooks &amp; the Uptown Sound has toured, warred, scored, and they're not to be ignored. Bear witness, for these young men are on the move and they're ready to make you dance by any means necessary.</p></p> Fri, 18 Nov 2011 14:23:42 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/event/2011-12-30/jc-brooks-uptown-sound Tomorrow Never Knows 2011 http://www.wbez.org/event/2011-01-12/tomorrow-never-knows-2011 <p><p>Tomorrow Never Knows is a winter music festival. This year Schubas and Lincoln Hall have teamed up with the Metro to add an additional venue to the mix and expand. &nbsp;The&nbsp;initial line up includes:</p><p><strong>Wednesday, January 12, 2011</strong><br />Schubas: Special Guest with Generationals, Drink Up Buttercup and Pet Lions&nbsp;<br />Lincoln Hall: The Helio Sequence with Guests</p><p><strong>Thursday, January 13, 2011</strong><br />Schubas: Markéta Irglová with Sam Amidon, Jeremy Messersmith and Guest&nbsp;<br />Lincoln Hall: Besnard Lakes with Special Guest, Lia Ices and A Lull&nbsp;</p><p><strong>Friday, January 14, 2011</strong><br />Schubas: Special Guest with Fol Chen, Apache Beat and BRAHMS&nbsp;<br />Lincoln Hall: Mystery Jets with Title Tracks and Guests&nbsp;<br />Metro: Freddie Gibbs with Rita J and Guests&nbsp;</p><p><strong>Saturday, January 15, 2011</strong><br />Schubas: The Boogers (daytime Family Series show),&nbsp;<br />The Concretes with The Red River and Special Guests (evening show)&nbsp;<br />Lincoln Hall: Handsome Furs with Guests&nbsp;<br />Metro: To Be Announced.&nbsp;</p><p><strong>Sunday, January 16, 2011</strong><br />Schubas: Human Tim/Robot Tim (daytime Family Series show)&nbsp;<br />S. Carey with Darwin Deez, Young Man and Sea of Bees (evening show)&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p></p> Mon, 20 Dec 2010 15:37:17 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/event/2011-01-12/tomorrow-never-knows-2011