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Chicago music scene is rocking again, and it's getting national attention

Posted on AllSides June 14th, 2024
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In August 1993, Billboard published a cover story declaring Chicago the “Cutting Edge’s New Capital.” At the time, all eyes were on the city’s growing rock scene, positioning it to be the next to break out after Seattle’s grunge revolution. Artists like the Smashing Pumpkins, Veruca Salt, Urge Overkill, Liz Phair, Material Issue, Fig Dish, Triple Fast Action and Local H led A&R label reps to basically set up a basecamp in Wicker Park. The bands were booking major tours, becoming the darlings of rock radio and the faces of...

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