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8 Local Music Acts That Will Knock Your Socks Off

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    UPDATE: Fill your weekend playlist with these awesome local acts. This story was originally published on February 15.

    This year's Grammys got us thinking. From Jack White's mind-blowing (if slightly controversial) performance with Ruby Amanfu to that rousing all-star cover of The Band's "The Weight," musicians the world over brought their A-game — including a few from Chicago. Because, let's be honest: The Windy City has always harbored a wealth of musical talent — and we've got just the list of local up-and-comers to prove it.

    If the tunes are any indication, these bands will be in the musical spotlight for many years to come. Who knows? You might even see one of our picks up on that Staples Center stage someday. Glass Lux certainly has that whole rocker-chic thing down, and Makeshift Prodigy is well on its way with its latest Atlantic records release. Catch them all right here while you can — these bands are going places, people!

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