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Massive Energy from Kitten

It’s pretty amazing to see such a tiny performer take the stage with such force and energy, and right in the middle of the week. If a Wednesday night show might be sticking point for general audiences, it must act as some sort of filter, keeping out the less serious and undermotivated of fans. 763 more words



In support of their very recent release, Double Vanity, BRONCHO stopped by for not one, but two Chicago performances this past weekend.  The band played Wicker Park Green Festival Saturday evening, but I checked out their set the previous night at Beat Kitchen. 65 more words

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Nikki Lane at Do Division Fest 6/3/2016 (PHOTOS)

I finally got the opportunity to see Nikki Lane play live, over two years after her record All Or Nothin’ was in constant rotation on my iPod. 77 more words


Fruit Bats @ Beat Kitchen 6/2

Chicago’s Eric D. Johnson is coming to Beat Kitchen as Fruit Bats to promote his 6th studio album, Absolute Loser. Having taken some time off, this is his first release as Fruit Bats since 2011.   43 more words

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Mother's Day is for Music: Alberta Cross

Swede Petter Ericson Stakee and his Brooklynite pals closed out Mother’s Day Weekend with some feel-good jams last Sunday night at Schubas. 113 more words

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Bring your moms to Beat Kitchen for Alberta Cross!

After bassist Terry Wolfers left the band, singer-guitarist Petter Ericson Stakee decided to continue on with Alberta Cross as a solo project.  Alberta Cross will be coming to Beat Kitchen this Mother’s Day night in support of his recent, 68 more words

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