T-minus 10 days to submit for Chicago Public Library design contest

Early last month, the Chicago Public Library opened its competition to use its short URL, www.chipublib.org, in an original Library-inspired design.  The contest is in conjunction with the CPL’s “Not What You Think” campaign, which intends to change misconceptions about what it offers.

The winner, selected among 30 finalists, will have his or her design unveiled on June 3 at the Harold Washington Library Center.  The chosen piece then will be featured around Chicago as part of the campaign.

Contest: FREE Tickets for Orange Tulip Conspiracy’s May Tour

Covering vast swaths of sonic territory in any given few songs, Orange Tulip Conspiracy channels prog fusion, psychedelic rock, 1950s jazz guitar, avant metal, Romani melodies, and much more. Now, as the band prepares for a nationwide tour in May, five ALARM readers can win a pair of tickets to see its hefty talents in person in cities of their choice.

Orange Tulip Conspiracy Necessitates Musical Unpredictability

As one of the principal songwriters in Estradasphere, guitarist/composer Jason Schimmel has always loved combining disparate styles in new and jaw-dropping ways. But with Estradasphere on hold and a wealth of solo material, Schimmel now leads Orange Tulip Conspiracy, a similarly constructed but substantially different enterprise.