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Last Minute Plans: Partners in Health Benefit @ The Hideout

With all of the tragic reports of the devastating earthquake is Haiti many people around the world have stepped up to help. I am sure many of you reading this have already contributed in some way, but even if you have you should consider stopping by The Hideout tonight. Local bands Waco Brothers and Eleventh Dream Day play this special show benefiting Partners in Health, which has been working on the ground in Haiti for over 20 years. That’s right, two great Chicago bands, a soild and reputable charity, and you stepping and helping the people of Haiti… You really can’t lose. Tickets are $20 and the event begins at 8:00pm.



Deli's Year End Best of Chicago Fans' Poll

The results of the reader’s poll are in and the winner by a slim margin was the superhero tee sporting, NES freaks, I Fight Dragons. In fact, the margin was so close that we have decided to let the second place winner, King Sparrow, share the banner.

The final results of all the polls, jury, open poll, reader’s poll, and so on will be released on Wednesday win the overall winner is announced, so stay tuned!


Kid Savant

It’s an addictive formula, tight electro synths, big beats, and smooth vocals, but it’s not that easy to achieve. That is unless you are a savant, Kid Savant that is. Kid Savant consists of Ryan Weisberger, John Sullivan, Kevin Pariso, and Andrew Wendahl. Last year the band released their second ep called Second Servings, and already have begun to put up new tracks on their myspace page. Their sound is densely layered, highly electronic, and heavily danceable. Keep and eye out for this up and coming band.


AM Taxi The Mistake

AM Taxi will make their debut on Virgin Records this summer, but we have a sneak peak at the shiny punk-pop that just might make them famous. The album promises to hold a wide range of style containing sounds resembling everything from The Hold Steady and The Replacements to Wilco and Sam Cooke. However, that remains to be seen because this first single, “The Mistake (available for download here), is highly polished and filled with pop. The album is called We Don’t Stand A Chance and will be released right before the band jumps on the Warped Tour, starting June 24 through August 15.


A Winter Block Party

If there was one dominate form of music in Chicago it would have to be Hip Hop. There are so many different forms and characters and even superstars, but Kevin Coval may see the scene a little differently than others. He is hosting Chicago Public Radio’s Winter Block Party for Hip Hop Arts. This special event will be an exhibition of style, mash-ups, collage, and conversation, demonstrating with living/breathing examples of how hip-hop has manifested throughout these fields and why cultural vanguards are pushing us all forward. Those in attendance will see hip hop not through bling, pro nails, and spinning rims, but through Dance, Visual Art, Literature, Political Organizing, Journalism, and more. An all day event combing the various elements of hip hop is sure to be an enlightening event for even the biggest hip hop fans.

It all takes places at Victory Gardens Biograph Theater on Sunday January 17th, and you can find more information at Chicago Public Radio website.


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