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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!
It's all happening so fast, isn't it? The tree is up at Rockefeller Center, and we begrudgingly welcome the subsequent gridlock. Lights are twinkling, our favorite department store windows are awe-worthy, and RSVPs have been answered.
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There are certain life trials all New Yorkers are bound to experience: delayed subway trains, the impossibility of hailing a cab in the rain, and the highly dreaded and inevitable polar vortex.
While temperatures this season haven't hit sub-zero just yet, you can never be too prepared. So, to adequately prep ourselves read