View Larger Map
Local Chicago Music Scene
Chicago has a rich history of legendary recording artists, partly because it's one of the biggest cities in America with many places to play live. In the 2010 Census the Chicago metropolitan area had 9.8 million people with nearly 2.7 million living in the city. Major campuses include University of Chicago, Northwestern University, DePaul University, Illinois Institute of Technology and The University of Illinois at Chicago. The local music scene is covered by WindyCityRock.net, Streetwise, The Chicago Tribune and The Chicago Sun-Times.
Many classic blues artists who helped shaped the sound of blues came straight out of Chicago. Some of the great blues legends include Willie Dixon, Muddy Waters and Buddy Miles. The Windy City has been the home of many jazz-flavored hit acts such as Chicago, Earth, Wind & Fire, Ramsey Lewis Trio, Electric Flag and The Freddy Jones Band. Other big names from Chicago include Smashing Pumpkins, Ministry, Phillip Bailey, Kanye West, Rufus, Sam Cooke, Urge Overkill, Wilco, Stabbing Westward, Rise Against, Fall Out Boy, Da Brat, Disturbed, Survivor, Chi-Lites, Emotions, Richard Marx, Buckinghams, Impressions, Flamingos, Shadows of Knight and Veruca Salt.
Alain de Courtenay * Aisha Adair * Andrew Bird * Ashleigh Ashton * Ben Miller & The Rebel Bandits * Camille G. Brown * Char Meredith * Chicago Blues All-Stars * Cornmeal * Davy Knowles * Deathbird * Qissmet * DJ Digital Girl * Henhouse Prowlers * Ian Wilson * James Curley * Jessica Brown * Jim St. James * Jimmy Valentine * Joey Price * Justin and the Salty Dogs * KF Jacques * Matt Keen * Michael Charles * Michael Manson * Model Stranger * MzKoolAid * Napalm * Nick Moss * Panther Style * Patrice * Patti Shaffner * Sons of Never Wrong * Syleena Johnson * Stat * Tenette * Thadeus Project * The Audition * The Branded * The Handcuffs * The Legendary Traxster * The Steepwater Band * They All Have Legs * TJ Brown * Tom Fuller Band * 12 Gauge Noise * Umphrey's McGee * Wayne Baker Brooks *
© Playlist Research. All rights reserved.