“Headliners include Joana Conor (Friday), White Mystery,” WTTW

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20th Annual Glenwood Avenue Arts Fest Official Performers

For two decades, The Glenwood Avenue Arts Fest (GAAF) has presented a free, weekend-long arts festival featuring 120+ artists, open studios, and live entertainment on two outdoor stages. This year White Mystery curated a lineup of 30+ live bands and a focus on an inclusive experience for guests with disabilities. 

White Mystery

“Music and art are intertwined, and Glenwood Avenue Arts Fest is a perfect example of where the two creative forms meet.”

Monarchy Over Monday

“Music is art, everything around us is art, everything influences our art.”

Coyote Man

“Our music is instrumental and takes the listeners imagination on a journey to different emotions.”

Ovef Ow

“One of the most energizing and rewarding aspects of making music is the way it opens up opportunities to collaborate with artists of different mediums.”

Wild Earp & The Free for Alls

“Music is art (yes even country western music), and our music is just a way to try to make sense of and give added significance to the human condition. We love to use different media to create and inform the world of the band and the characters, from concept albums to radio plays to coloring books. Art exists in a conversation with reality, and that’s especially true in how we perceive the American West, our country’s history, and its relationship to country music. We’re having fun within that conversation, and are trying to be responsible with how we use it.”


“Art is what fills in the spaces we leave in our music. The audience adds what they want to hear, we just provide the skeleton of dance music.”

Bev Rage & the Drinks

“As a queer band, we aim to push boundaries in our music, live show, costuming, and audience interaction. It is all influenced by our individual art, and pieced together into a big ol’ loud gay mess. An artistic mess with a vision, though.”


“We are inspired by art, where culture, identity, and belonging are all at play. Expression of our full humanity is at the core of our music.”

Tierra Roja

“Art is part of our culture, when arranging our music we often bring pieces into perspective from Mexican Artists. “

Tamarie T and the Elektra Kumpany

“Art influences my music greatly, I feel like my music is what a painting would look like transformed into sound. Music is a vibrational form of art.”

Bianca Shaw

“I feel as if I’m painting a vivid picture through music for my audience. Art helps refresh my perspective around topics, with visual art I receive messages that inspire me to create a new form of art through music.”


“People are starting to figure out that experiences are worth more than possessions. The experience of art is more valuable and when you know that you incorporate it into everything you do.”

Tommy Carroll’s Calculated Discomfort

“The arts highlight alternative and better futures for the world that I want my music to soundtrack.”

Plastic Crimewave Syndicate

“I am a visual artist primarily, with a degree in Painting, so i always think of sound as textural and creating a mood, like the best visual art does–and the best art of any type takes you to another place completely.”


Stories with sounds and colors inspire me to write, because those are the only stories I understand. – Sophie Sputnik”

Duke Davenport

“Art imitates life imitates life imitates art. Is it even art when it’s your life? You be the judge.”

Cass Cwik & the Small Gas Engines

“We derive our music from early folk and rock and roll roots to the more improvised sounds of the Grateful Dead.”

Osmium House

“(Visual) Art is influential for our music because it is a vessel to help convey the aesthetic of our music! Visual art sets the scene for musical voyages!”

Joanna Connor Band

“The passion and honesty of America’s greatest musical gift to the world, and all popular music of the 20th and 21st centuries and the expressiveness of my chosen instrument- the guitar, are all vehicles that communicate my humanity and life experience to the works at large.”


“Air Credits is a band that exists in multiple timelines, their music is influenced by the art of every generation, even the ones that haven’t happened yet.”

The Polkaholics

“THE POLKAHOLICS are a Chicago band that plays a high-speed collision of polka and rock ‘n roll!”

Urban Rhythm Band

“Diverse group of musicians from Haiti Philippines and Africa with American Indian influence our music style.”

Son Monarcas

Sonic Octopus

Environmental Encroachment

A Queer Pride & Friends

Beats y Bateria

Amazing Heeby Jeebies

Bones Jugs

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For two decades, The Glenwood Avenue Arts Fest (GAAF) has presented a free, weekend-long arts festival featuring 120+ artists, open studios, and live entertainment on two outdoor stages.  This year, Miss Alex White & Francis White are booking all 32 bands for the Chicago-based street festival.
Attendees view and purchase handmade artworks directly from the creators.  The Fest brings free live music, performances and art demonstrations — along with street food and craft beer from local merchants on the cobblestone streets of the Glenwood Avenue Arts District in Chicago’s historic Rogers Park neighborhood.

The 20th annual Fest will take place the weekend of August 20-22, 2021.   

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“Clytie by Miss Alex White,” Greektown Chicago

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‘Seattle’s Freakout Fest announces 2021 lineup,’ Brooklyn Vegan

Seattle’s Freakout fest will hold its ninth edition this fall from November 11-14 at venues Tractor Tavern, Salmon Bay Eagles Club, Sunset Tavern, Conor Byrne, Hotel Albatross, Caffe Umbria, and CC Filson. This year’s lineup includes garage rock icons The Seeds, Matthew Dear, Seattle sludge greats Big Business, Cedric Burnside, Liz Cooper & The Stampede, reggae vet Clinton Fearon (The Gladiators), The Mystery Lights, Triptides, White Mystery, Vacant Lots, and more.

This year, Freakout has partnered with Mexico’s NRMAL Festival to curate a lineup of Latinx artists, including AJ Davila, Colombian electronic artist Cerrero, as well as Petite Amie, Margaritas Podridas, Myuné, Par Ásito, Carrion Kids and Los Honey Rockets.

Freakout is also highlighting Seattle’s Black rock scene with performances from Shaina Shepherd (who is signed to Freakout Records),  The Black Tones, Beverly Crusher, Black Ends, King Youngblood, Marshall Law Band, and and Urban Heat.

Tickets for Freakout 2021 are on sale now and you can check out the full lineup, and listen to the official playlist featuring this year’s acts, below.

Cedric Burnside
Liz Cooper & The Stampede
The Seeds
Big Business
The Mystery Lights
Matthew Dear
Jamie Wyatt
Levitation Room
Clinton Fearon
Acid Tongue
The Vacant Lots
Jarv Dee
White Mystery
Shaina Shepherd
AJ Davila
No Joy
The Shivas
Manatee Commune
Smokey Brights
The Schizophonics
Petite Amie
Thee Sacred Souls
ZOPA (feat. Michael Imperioli)
Michael Rault
The Grizzled Mighty
Margaritas Podridas
Pearl Charles
Los Esplifs
The Black Tones
Beverly Crusher
You Said Strange
Shadow Show
Urban Heat
Mala Suerte
Death Bells
Carrion Kids
Tres Leches
Par Ásito
Black Ends
Sebastian Adé
King Youngblood
Talaya. & Brandon Marsalis
Los Honey Rockets
Nathan Nzanga
Jenny Don’t and the Spurs
Chris King & The Gutterballs
Caitlin Sherman
Tennis Pro
Stephanie Anne Johnson & The Hidogs,Warren Dunes
Bird Language
General Mojo’s
Wild Powwers
Spirit Mother
Smoker Dad
Boy Deluxe
The Copper Trees

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White Mystery Announced for Freakout Fest

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“Miss Alex White,” The High Way with Kyle Shutt

Just uploaded! This week I was featured on The High Way with Kyle Shutt and discussed the Chicago punk scene, making movies, and of course… WEED. Check it out and let us know what you thought!

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Spread LOVE through ART

To celebrate Glendi, St. Andrew’s Women’s Philoptochos Society created inspirational signs celebrating stewardship to display on Lakeshore Drive and Sheridan Road for Holy Week. The three inspirational “LOVE” art signs were hung at St. Andrew’s Greek Orthodox Church during Holy Week, and are still on display inside the church, on Lake Shore Drive, and on Sheridan Road. Donations supported Philoptochos’ mission to help those in need, such as the St. Andrew Food Pantry, St. Iakovos Retreat Center, Greek American Care and Rehabilitation Centre, Philoxenia Charities, Hellenic Foundation, St. Basil Academy, International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC), St. Photios Shrine, meals for the elderly at our Parish, and many more. The public art project designed by Miss Alex White raised almost $7,000 during COVID-19.

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“Play the Waldos Forever Video Game,” Dispensary 33

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“Dispensary 33 has released a retro 8-bit video game,” Chicago Tribune

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