Chicago Music Mix: What You Should Hear

From Hip-Hop to House to Indie and everything in between, we want to spotlight our favorite songs and artists playing in the city in our weekly Chicago Music Mix. If you have any suggestions or recommendations for us to consider, tweet us, post on our Facebook, or leave a message in the comments below! Chicago Music Mix Playlist featuring Queens of the Stone Age, Wu-Tang Clan, Miguel, Vic Mensa,  + More  

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Soaking It Up at Mamby on the Beach

Everyone expects the first year of a festival to be a catastrophe. There’s no way to gauge how successful it will be, really. We just buy our tickets and cross our fingers, hoping for some sort of divine intervention from the festival gods. Standing listlessly on the sidewalk in Chinatown searching for the scheduled shuttle to take me to Mamby on the Beach, the latest addition to the Chicago festival scene, I couldn’t help but wonder if its absence was a premonition of the disorganization and disaster to come. Dozens…

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Positive Vibes from Autograf at Mamby on the Beach

The members of Autograf are known for putting on a notably unique live show. Armed with marimbas and charisma, this group perfectly echoed the feel-good beach vibes at Mamby on the Beach this past weekend. Although their set was early on in the day, a steady stream of people flooded onto the beach to see Autograf, barefoot and optimistic despite the stormy weather. Sound issues temporarily marred their otherwise polished performance, but as the drunk girl next to me slurred: “That’s the beauty of a live show!” Let’s start by having each…

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