Tag: Chicago

Pitchfork Music Festival 2012-One Week From Today

Pitchfork Music Festival 2012-One Week From Today
It’s an up and coming festival in Union Park, near Harpo Studios and the United Center, and kicks off one week from today on Friday, July 13th. Over the three day festival, who’s name comes from the indie music mag of the same name, 50+ bands hit the two stages in front of music lovers... Read more »

Metropolitan Planning Council's "Space in Between"

Metropolitan Planning Council's "Space in Between"
Once upon a time, the market crashed. Remember 2008? Not ringing a bell, just look around Chicago: Vacant storefronts, boarded-up buildings, and empty lots littered with trash bags and beer cans should have—would have—could have been thriving shops, homes or community parks. Instead, they are the lingering villains of the recession. But for every villain,... Read more »

Deftones & System of a Down @ All-State Arena on Wednesday, August 15th!

Deftones & System of a Down @ All-State Arena on Wednesday, August 15th!
Fans of modern rock/heavy metal are most likely familiar with either Deftones or System of a Down or both…both bands having a great influence on the rock/metal scene over the past 10-15 years. I’ve luckily been able to catch both of them live at different points: System of a Down @ the Tweeter Center in Tinley Park... Read more »
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Like Flippy Cup and Feeling Good While You Play It?

Like Flippy Cup and Feeling Good While You Play It?
Obviously for those of us that played “Flippy Cup” during our college years will agree that you “already feel good” while playing the game due to the beverages consumed over the duration of the match, but if your free this weekend and would like to help out great cause while playing, I’ve got the event... Read more »

Lollapa...who'za 2012?

Lollapa...who'za 2012?
Late Monday night, my buddy dropped me a Facebook message with one of the many blog posts that “supposedly” had the leak for this years Lollapalooza lineup and said “I better not see you complain about this on your blog like you always do”. As I was hoping to not have to do that and... Read more »

Wilco Rocking The 'Burbs This July

Wilco Rocking The 'Burbs This July
Not something you’ve probably ever heard…a major local rock band playing a baseball field all the way out in Geneva, but it’s true! Just announced that local Chicago-based artists Wilco will be playing at the newly renamed Fifth Third Bank Ballpark, home of the Kane County Cougars, in Geneva on Sunday, July 8th. The concert... Read more »
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We've All Been There Before and We All Love It, But A TV Show...

We've All Been There Before and We All Love It, But A TV Show...
Starting tomorrow, one of Chicago’s most famously unfamous hot dog spots is getting the spotlight as TruTV is launching a reality show filmed at the Wiener’s Circle in Lincoln Park. Only have six guaranteed episodes, I’m interested to see the shelf life that a hot dog joint where you can cuss and throw insults back... Read more »

Chicago Bears 2012 Off-season Thus Far: A+

We’re only a few hours into the new NFL season and already the Chicago Bears have made a big splash signing backup Quarterback Jason Campbell and trading for big play Wide Receiver Brandon Marshall, Jay Cutler’s favorite target during his years in Denver. And now there’s talk of them trying to sign ex-Oakland Raiders Running... Read more »

Clearbrook Helps The National Effort To End The Use Of The R-Word

Clearbrook, the largest provider in the state of Illinois of services, programs and support for children and adults with autism, Down syndrome, cerebral palsy and other intellectual/developmental disabilities, has done their part to assist in the national effort to end the use of the R-word. The organization recently created a YouTube video that supports the elimination... Read more »
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BeadQuest 2012 in Wrigleyville This Saturday!

BeadQuest 2012 in Wrigleyville This Saturday!
Looking for something fun to do this week and can’t make it to New Orleans for Mardi Gras… On Saturday, Wrigleyville transforms into Bourbon Street as soon as BeadQuest rolls through.  Masks, feathers, crazy hats, over-sized glasses, and sequins replace the familiar “Cubby Blue” and baseball caps – not even a  Windy City winter can... Read more »