Tag: Chicago

Two Of My Favorite Bands Are Touring Together: The Districts & Hippo Campus

Two Of My Favorite Bands Are Touring Together: The Districts & Hippo Campus
It’s been no secret how much I love both The Districts and Hippo Campus. I’ve been very vocal to those around me. They are my two favorite bands, and now they are touring together. I have pronounced my love for both bands several times on this blog. Feel free to take a gander below. “Hippo... Read more »

Ready Or Not Chicago, Fall Is In The Air

Ready Or Not Chicago, Fall Is In The Air
Yesterday I stepped out of the house to a chill in the air. Nothing violent, but I noticed my short sleeved shirt wasn’t enough? Then today my greatest fear was¬†confirmed. Fall is here. Didn’t Summer just begin? I love fall but hate what follows. Chicago winters are a dirty disaster that seems to never end.... Read more »

Hey Chicago! Rogue Wave Is Performing "Asleep At Heaven's Gate" Tonight

Hey Chicago! Rogue Wave Is Performing "Asleep At Heaven's Gate" Tonight
Last week I saw Nada Surf perform their album Let Go for the 15th Anniversary of its release. Tonight I’m seeing Rogue Wave perform Asleep At Heaven’s Gate as they celebrate the 10th Anniversary of their breakthrough album. To celebrate the anniversary of Let Go, Nada Surf released a covers album in which Rogue Wave... Read more »
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Hawk Gets His Rat: A Chicago Story

Hawk Gets His Rat: A Chicago Story
I just saw the coolest thing ever! No this isn’t about Hawk Harrelson beating up Cubby Bear, that ridiculous mascot. It involves the alley beside our condo, a hawk, and a rat. As I was driving my daughter home from school a hawk flew right in front of our car. It landed on a stack... Read more »

Hippo Campus Returns to Chicago & The Vic Theatre

Hippo Campus Returns to Chicago & The Vic Theatre
Well, it appears that the boys from Hippo Campus, “saved a little grace” for Chicago. They are returning for one night in February,¬†Friday the 16th. They are playing the famed Vic Theatre behind a new EP, Warm Glow, and a fairly-less-newer-full-length album called Landmark, that many of you know and love. For the people that... Read more »

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 »
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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 »

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 »

Fall For Half Acre's "Chub Step" Porter (2016)

Fall For Half Acre's "Chub Step" Porter (2016)
Half Acre releases their Chub Step Porter once a year, at the end of September, and it’s good. But give it a year to sit, open, and let it breathe. What you now have is a roasty, fall treat. It pours black as night, but the head twists and turns into what looks like a... Read more »
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What If We Stopped Drinking Sugary Drinks?

What If We Stopped Drinking Sugary Drinks?
What if we stopped drinking sugary drinks? Even iced tea, and the thousands of drinks with no calories or sugar, that our city is taxing? What if we stayed away from the stuff that might hurt us, but will directly hurt our pocketbooks? Would it have any effect? If Philadelphia is any sort of example... Read more »