Heartland Cafe Events

Saturday, February 5 – 8 pm
The Blogging Party For Mayoral Candidate Miguel Del Valle
Blogging Event and forum

Meet Miguel del Valle: A Mayor For All Chicago… For Every Neighborhood!

For more than three decades Miguel del Valle has been an independent voice, tireless community advocate, and a dedicated public servant for people in Chicago and the State of Illinois. He has fought for open and transparent government, stronger consumer protections, and for reform and better funding for education, healthcare and social service programs throughout his 23-year tenure in the Illinois General Assembly and as the Chicago City Clerk.

His political career began in 1982 by campaigning for his friend and ally Harold Washington. It was that historic mayoral victory that inspired del Valle to seek a career in public service. He realized that if elected to the State Senate he could create policies and laws that would bring greater change to the community he was working for as a community advocate and not-for-profit director.

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Betta Promotions Showcase at Schubas TONIGHT!!

Forming from the cooled ashes of Chicago and national acts such as Company of Thieves, This Is Me Smiling, Ohvaur, Probably Vampires, and Tom Schraeder & His Ego, Volcanoes Make Islands (VMI) have indurated, thus forming a unified body. This landmass has a singular purpose: the craft and performance of time-honored, recognizable, audible art, i.e. music. Citing the influences of n(a,ur)ture, VMI utilize instruments of organic and synthetic design. Avoiding predictability for the sake of predictability, they can be found traipsing around Europe, recording an as-yet untitled release with Dan Smart of Field Auxiliary infamy, and gushing liquid hot magma.

Betta Promotions Residency at Schubas Tavern in Chicago!

-Chicago, Illinois-

Betta Promotions proudly welcomes you to our first residency at Schubas Tavern. The August long stint begins Monday August 9th and continues each Monday until September. Kicking off the festivities will be; Automata, Jehovahs Mustache, Good Work Johnson.

This is Automata’s first time playing Schubas. The Chicagoian psychedelic dub-fusion quartet recently played to packed audiences at Lincoln Hall and The Milwaukee Ave. Arts Festival. Automata is very proud to cross another milestone off their musicians bucket-list with this Betta Promotions show. Automata’s first EP can be downloaded for free at http://music.thisisautomata.com/. [Read more…]

Moneypenny Live at Chicago’s Dark Room 12/12

Moneypenny live at the Dark Room
December 12

Moneypenny Offer Free Holiday Single Download
And Holiday-Themed Mixtape


Chicago-based electro duo Moneypenny are putting the finishing touches on a great year by offering up a FREE holiday single AND special holiday mixtape to the masses. The 2-sided single features Moneypenny’s reworking of the classic “Peanuts” Christmas song “Christmas Time Is Here” as the A-Side and a cover of the much-loved Joy Division song “Love Will Tear Us Apart” as the B-Side, while the mixtape comes as the final installment of Moneypenny’s Spandexxx monthly mixtape series of 2009, complete with yule tide
cheer to keep you warm this holiday season. ?

SIDE A: “Christmas Time Is Here” (MP3)
SIDE B: “Love Will Tear Us Apart (MP3)


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