Aug 3 2015 music we love lollapalooza

MUSIC WE LOVE – LOLLAPALOOZA

Lollapalooza has always been one of the jewels in Chicago’s crown, but this year was extra special. Headliners for each night of the three-day festival covered every possible music lover’s tastes, from Paul McCartney to Metallica to Florence and the Machine. This Music We Love is dedicated to the good, bad and ugly of this legendary […]

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Jul 27 2015

MUSIC WE LOVE – TASTE OF LINCOLN AVENUE

As a street festival with a mission, Taste of Lincoln Avenue left no stone unturned at this years TOLA. Between the craft fair, the food and the kids fair, this was the place to be for families! TOLA is a fundraiser for the Wellington Community, hence the suggested $10 donation at the gate. Proceeds go […]

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Jul 20 2015

MUSIC WE LOVE – PITCHFORK FESTIVAL

This year’s Pitchfork was extra special, as it marked the tenth year of the festival’s residency in Union Park. When Pitchfork Media started the fest (then called Intonation Festival), only a few thousand attendees showed up to watch a mostly local lineup. In the intervening decade Pitchfork’s acts have become more prestigious, and passes for […]

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Jul 13 2015

MUSIC WE LOVE – MAMBY ON THE BEACH

Chicago is the proud home of many originals. The Chicago Dog, one of a kind architecture and house music.  Yes, Chicago is the birth place of your summer soundtrack. This weekend we celebrated house music in the motherland at Mamby on the Beach, Chicago’s newest house music festival. The festival took place at the brand new […]

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Jul 6 2015

MUSIC WE LOVE – WEST FEST

We love having a salon in the West Town Neighborhood, one of the most vibrant and rapidly expanding areas of Chicago. West Town is also host to West Fest, one of the biggest street festivals of the summer. Kicking off next Saturday July 11th, West Fest organizers expect 60,000 visitors this year. 2015 marks the fest’s […]

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Jun 22 2015

MUSIC WE LOVE – TASTE OF RANDOLPH STREET FESTIVAL

The countdown to the Taste of Randolph Street had our mouths watering all week, but the real standout this year was the killer musical lineup. All three days of the “taste of Restaurant Row” have something to offer music fans. Our absolute favorite acts were Dinosaur Jr., Tennis, and Best Coast. With a must-see band […]

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Jun 15 2015

MUSIC WE LOVE – PRIDE FESTIVAL EDITION

In 2000, President Bill Clinton declared June to be “Gay and Lesbian Pride Month” in honor of the Stonewall Riots. Last year, President Obama expanded the title to be more inclusive: June is now “Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Asexual Pride Month.” We at Sine Qua Non believe that everyone has the freedom to […]

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May 18 2015

MUSIC WE LOVE – ANTONY AND THE TRAMPS

Summer in Chicago is about one thing: live music. Each neighborhood has their own unique venues, reflecting the vibe of the people and the sounds of season. Empty Bottle in West Town has been a staple of the Chicago music scene since 1992. The drinks are cheap, the music is good and there’s a rumor that you […]

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May 13 2015

MUSIC WE LOVE – LAKEVIEW EDITION

Chicago is home to some of the most vibrant and storied music venues in the country, and three of our favorites are in Lakeview. The next month is packed with must-see shows at our favorite neighborhood spots– Schubas, the Vic, and the Metro.

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Apr 6 2015

MUSIC WE LOVE – AIN’T TOO COLD IN THE CITY I LOVE

In Chicago, spring isn’t just a sign of new beginnings. Spring is also a well-deserved prize for surviving another winter! After months of puffy black jackets and very flat hat hair, now we are all skipping through our days wearing light layers with our manes flying free! We at Sine Qua Non know this is […]

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Feb 16 2015

MUSIC WE LOVE – ALABAMA SHAKES

This February feels like it’s barely begun and yet there has been many a surprise! First we experienced unseasonably warm weather, then surprise snow and now a brand new Alabama Shakes single.

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