SPIRIT OF THE RADIUS: Radius Chicago, shown in a rendering, will extend live music to the Pilsen neighborhood. (Courtesy Radius Chicago) In a city of theaters and ballrooms, entrepreneur introduces a warehouse The north side hegemony of Chicago’s live music scene is waning. •  For years, Chicagoans often had to venture — or stay — well north of the Loop, the neighborhood at the Windy City’s epicenter, to catch marquee national acts at revered  clubs like the Metro and Schubas Tavern and larger rooms such as the Riviera Theatre and the Byline Bank Aragon Ballroom. But Chicago has changed, and its live music scene is following suit. Enter Chicago nightlife figure Nick Karounos, who owns and operates Concord Music Hall and Prysm Nightclub and ran The Mid for a decade before it closed in February 2019. Karounos’ latest venture, Radius Chicago, is perhaps the most significant example of nightlife striking […]
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