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Gavin Paul
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When not in the front lines of Centerstage's venue-reviewing army, or paying homage to the city's bluesmen (and women) with weekly picks and listings, Gavin is currently fulfilling his lifelong dream of pairing bad wines with good cliffs.

In the interim, please refer to the magic button found on his website for his latest in reporting goods, via Spin, Paste, Sentimentalist, Chicago Sun-Times, Rolling Stone and other publications smart enough to place stock in his mind.


Articles by Gavin

CIFF's Illinois(e)makers
Six of the city's finest hometown talents are showcased at this year's Chicago International Film Festival.

Chicago Blues Festival Picks
Music Guides. 06/07/2010.
The 2010 edition of the world's largest free blues festival keeps things close to home.

Second Time's The Charm
Throwing a festival ain't easy, as these first-timers found out last year. Here's how they say things will be different in 2010.

More Morels, Please
Dining Guides. 05/11/2010.
The elusive morel mushroom season is upon us, sprouting on menus in spades.

Record Store Day 2010
Music Guides. 04/13/2010.
As you hunt for limited-edition vinyl on Saturday, keep these Chicago-centric releases in mind.

Don't Mess With Who?
Music Guides. 03/06/2010.
We take a closer look at six rising Chicago stars heading to Texas for the annual South By Southwest fest.

The Revolution Will Be Brewed
Nightlife Guides. 02/19/2010.
Uncovering the evolution of Josh Deth's Revolution Brewing in Logan Square.

Tomorrow Never Knows 2010
Music Happenings. 01/06/2010.
Schubas' midwinter festival returns to give us a glimpse of this year's breakout bands.

The Mothman Cometh!
On The Scene. 10/26/2009.
NYC’s spontaneous-storytelling crew mines for voices in slam city.

You've Got the Blues
Everything you need to know about the 2009 Chicago Blues Festival.

South By Chicago
Music Happenings. 03/10/2009.
These Chicago bands hope to make a big impression at SXSW 2009, even if they have to use PB&J.

We Love Ya, Tomorrow!
Schubas' Tomorrow Never Knows festival covers new ground this year.

The Writing on the Wall
On The Scene. 10/02/2008.
Bridgeport is supposed to be the community of tomorrow. A mural painted on the wall of a local gallery tells a slightly different story.

Howard and the White Boys
Talkin' colorblind new-generation Chicago blues.

Leah Guenther
Arts and Words. 02/26/2007.
826CHI's executive director helps boost local youths' writing cred, one mustache at a time.

Bound Stems
Music . 10/19/2006.
Making sense of this making-waves band.

Wax On Radio
Music . 09/04/2006.
Suburban prog rock philosophers get signed and talk existentialism.

Thax Douglas
Music . 08/22/2006.
The days of looking over his shoulder at New York are gone...and so is he.

Scotland Yard Gospel Choir
Music . 08/09/2006.
Finding the cheery pop song in utter despair.

Steve "Silk" Hurley
Music . 07/18/2006.
The "Remix King" talks about the triumphant homecoming of Chicago House.

Angel Melendez & the 911 Mambo Orchestra
Music . 07/01/2006.
The Mambo King of the Midwest laughs last.

The Tyrades
Music . 06/20/2006.
Chicago punkers on having fun, dancing like a primate and looking stupid for Intonation.

Andrew Bird
Music . 04/21/2006.
Violin plucks from a plucky (and popular) artist.

Cameron McGill
Music . 01/16/2006.
This folksy weeping willow's got whip.

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