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  • Beer budget

    Beer budget
    Anyone who tells you beer is cheap hasn't been to a craft beer festival recently. I'm all for spending money on the good stuff—treat yo'self; quality is worth it; etc.—but if you start scooping up festival tickets left and right, $40 here and $65 there can add up at the end of the month. That's especially true of the fall season, when Chicago craft beer events pack the calendar seemingly every weekend. So where to spend those hard-earned dollars? We'll give you the rundown on eight major craft beer festivals and events taking place this fall and leave you to decide where to throw your cash. kbernot@tribune.com @redeyeeatdrink
  • In its second year, Constellation reaches critical mass

    In its second year, Constellation reaches critical mass
    Last Friday night, the bar area at Constellation was packed, the room alive with the chatter of people discussing a dance event they just had attended in one of the club's two formal concert spaces. As the night proceeded, the lobby crowd only grew, a...

    Don't care about music? You are not alone

    Don't care about music? You are not alone
    They are an elusive breed. Seemingly closer to myth than reality, a whisper heard in passing, a thought quickly discarded. When I told Anne Walters Robertson, chair of the Department of Music at the University of Chicago, about them, she replied,...

    Autopsy: DJ Rashad, music innovator, died of accidental drug overdose

    Autopsy: DJ Rashad, music innovator, died of accidental drug overdose
    DJ Rashad, a pioneer in the footwork genre of music who was found dead in April at a West Side apartment, died of an accidental drug overdose, according to autopsy results released today. Rashad, whose real name was Rashad Harden, was found dead shortly...

    Review: Pitchfork's best acts are growing into their stardom

    Review: Pitchfork's best acts are growing into their stardom
    It was an idyllic weekend in Union Park, and when Neutral Milk Hotel's Jeff Mangum held the stage by himself with just an acoustic guitar, it got even better. He sang of “secret songs that you keep wrapped in boxes so tight, sounding only at...