The Original "Dead Rising" Game Was A Thing Of Beauty

The Original "Dead Rising" Game Was A Thing Of Beauty
The original Dead Rising game was a thing of beauty. Did I mention I grabbed a used copy of the game from The Brown Elephant last week? For $1? Yes, for $1, I am now the proud owner of the original Dead Rising for XBOX 360. I still remember the first time playing this game,... Read more »

Is Ronnie "Woo Woo" The Ultimate Cub Fan?

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Who else would be dressed in a Cubs uniform on a Monday just before 1pm? You guessed it, Mr. Ronnie “Woo Woo” Wickers. Is he the Ultimate Cub fan? Should this man be a ring bearer for Cubs? Leave a comment and let me know. Maybe we can make this happen? Want more from the... Read more »

Bell's Hopslam Side-By-Side: 2016 vs 2017

Bell's Hopslam Side-By-Side: 2016 vs 2017
2016 is on the left, 2017 is on the right. You have to be careful when doing a side-by-side of 10% Hopslam, alone. This high octane drink will sneak up on you, so I did a lot of initial sipping. “Drink Fresh” is the motto. Well I just made that up, but Bell’s can borrow... Read more »
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Hip Hop Says "Trump Donald Before He Trumps You!"

Hip Hop Says "Trump Donald Before He Trumps You!"
As seen backstage, at one of the hottest rap shows, in Chicago. “Trump Donald Before He Trumps You!” If Hip Hop says it, can it be wrong? Want more from the Cut Out Kid? Type your email address in the box and click the “create subscription” button. My list is completely spam free, and you... Read more »

Dogfish Head Festina Peche 2013 vs 2014 Side-By-Side

Dogfish Head Festina Peche 2013 vs 2014 Side-By-Side
I did a side-by-side of Dogfish Head’s Festina Peche, by myself, as it’s a light enough drink. The brewer’s say it’s “A refreshing neo-Berliner Weisse fermented with peaches.” 2014 is on the left, 2013 is on the right. Here are my notes: 2013 is bereft of peach, and more tart. 2014 has that peach, is... Read more »

North Pier Brewing Brings More Craft to Benton Harbor

North Pier Brewing Brings More Craft to Benton Harbor
More craft beer has made it’s way to Benton Harbor by way of the gorgeous new brewery called North Pier Brewing. Their focus is on “Belgian-inspired and yeast-forward ales,” according to their website. With a beautifully built deck and some tasty beers they will make your “Livery Trip” a little longer. Let me explain. For... Read more »
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Pete Yorn Reveals Proud Moment At Park West In Chicago

Pete Yorn Reveals Proud Moment At Park West In Chicago
Half way though Pete Yorn’s performance at the Park West, he took a break from singing to reveal a proud moment from earlier in his day. “I just got a call from my wife. My daughter took her first steps.” said Yorn. The crowd cheered loudly. I never realized Yorn had a family. I kind... Read more »

Felly & His Mermaid Gang Bring Inspiration To Chicago

Felly & His Mermaid Gang Bring Inspiration To Chicago
I haven’t been inspired this much by a group of musicians, let alone rappers, in a long time. What I witnessed at the Portage Theater, was not only a movement of positivity, but a group of friends who really have their shit together. Most of them are going to be college graduates soon, and not... Read more »

TONIGHT: Felly Brings Smooth Flow To Chicago's Portage Theater

TONIGHT: Felly Brings Smooth Flow To Chicago's Portage Theater
It’s easy to grow old and lament that things aren’t as good as they used to be. People have been screaming hip hop is dead for years now. I used to call it rap, now they call it hip hop. That’s about all that’s changed. What’s dead are the record labels, and the old-man, fat-cat... Read more »
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Trashcan Sinatras "Wild Pendulum" Was The Most Surprising Release of 2016

The most surprising release of 2016 has to be¬†Wild Pendulum by the Trashcan Sinatras. I had no idea they were making music again, and then Release Radar hipped me to what has become my favorite listen, start to finish, of 2016. In The Music came out in 2009, and that wasn’t even released stateside. So,... Read more »