Archive for 2017

Mythos Greek Dining In Ravenswood Closes Its Doors

Mythos Greek Dining In Ravenswood Closes Its Doors
After being an institution in the Ravenswood corridor, for years, Mythos (fine Greek dining) is closing its doors. I won’t go into the rumors why, Ill just say it’s terribly sad for our neighborhood. BYOB and the food is perfection. I had never had Greek food until we tried Mythos. Since then, we have become... Read more »

Does Anybody Remember The Darling Buds?

Does Anybody Remember The Darling Buds?
Does anybody remember The Darling Buds? They were a female fronted band from the 90’s, Brit Pop scene, that had a couple of really good singles. “It Makes No Difference” was my favorite song, and the reason I got into the band. Well, it seems they have new music out and are touring these days,... Read more »

No Service: The Problem With AT&T

No Service: The Problem With AT&T
UPDATE: I’ve had no one from AT&T reach out to me after writing this. My service was so bad last week, that I could barely get a text out in our neigborhood. Finally, they have sent me last months bill with no adjustments. This is fraud. What is the problem with AT&T? My service has... Read more »
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Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer "4-D" At The Shedd

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer "4-D" At The Shedd
Should you take your family to see Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer in 4-D at The Shedd Aquarium. Here are the pros and cons. PROS: -Effects: Real snow! Yes, there’s a snow machine in the top, left corner of the theatre, that blows blizzard-like snow storms into the room during certain scenes. You’ll also feel wind... Read more »

Hippo Campus Bring Warm Glow To Turner Hall-11/19/17

Hippo Campus Bring Warm Glow To Turner Hall-11/19/17
What do you do after you tour behind one of the best albums of 2017? The scripted move would be to take some time off and record your follow up. The trendsetters from Hippo Campus, don’t follow no stinkin’ script. They blaze a trail back into the studio to record three new gems they call the Warm... Read more »

Shout Out Louds Throw A Party At Lincoln Hall

Shout Out Louds Throw A Party At Lincoln Hall
What started out as a rock show with the Shout Out Louds playing Lincoln Hall, ended up as a party, with fans onstage, dancing and laughing. There’s been a ringing in my ears ever since, with the lyrics from “Impossible.” “And there’s a first time and a second time, you gotta hold on.” As much... Read more »
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The Best Rock Songs Of 2017

1.) “Creature Comfort” –Arcade Fire The anthem for all ages in 2017. A Nine Inch Nails beat begins the song, and plays out in the background as a gorgeous keyboard riff gives life to insightful lyrics for a lost generation. I often stand in the mirror and curse my father. 2) “Call The Police”- LCD... Read more »

Shout Out Louds Return To "Ease" Chicago's Mind

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Tonight, November 8th, the Shout Out Louds return to Chicago to showcase their latest record. That’s right, for one night in November, they are hoping to Ease Your Mind. Not a lot has changed on their 5th album, and that’s a good thing. Refined, pop music at its core. Ease Your Mind has more of... Read more »

Slowdive "Don't Know Why"

Got an email from the folks in Slowdive’s camp as I was writing about the Trash Can Sinatras return to form. It made me think about how great Slowdive’s comeback record was as well. Many of these 90’s bands came back with some great records in the last few years (Ride, etc) and Slowdive’s self-titled... Read more »
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Trashcan Sinatras "Ain't That Something"

The most underrated band of our time, The Trash Can Sinatras, put out one of the greatest comeback albums of the last century, last year. The album was called Wild Pendulum, and it’s chalk full of great songs, that couldn’t sound any more relevant in 2017. It’s a full length album, that you want to... Read more »