Oct 17, 2022 - Things to Do

Battle of the (Chicago) bands

Rock and roller on stage

Dennis DeYoung of Styx performs at the International Amphitheater in 1979. Photo: Paul Natkin/Getty Images

Over the summer, we brought you a Sweet 16 tournament to crown the best Chicago TV show ever.

  • Hundreds of you voted for the winner, "E.R."

What's happening: We're crowning the best Chicago rock band of all time this month.

  • That's a tall order with groups like The Smashing Pumpkins, Styx or Earth Wind & Fire (which Monica thinks belongs in a future R&B category — do you?).
  • But we know you're up to the challenge.

ğŸŽ¸ So we've started with the top 16 bands, and throughout the week, you'll help narrow down the winners until we have one band standing.

📬 Email [email protected] with your thoughts about which bands should be in and which ones shouldn't.

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