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311 Day Might Be My Favorite Holiday... now

311 Day Might Be My Favorite Holiday... now
When you’re young, you celebrate every holiday with vigor — presents! A day off school! Good times. Get a little older and you start to pick favorites. Often the ones that revolve around family, giant feasts or three square meals of candy — Christmas, Hanukkah, Thanksgiving, Halloween. Around college things start to trend differently — St.... Read more »

The Song at the End of the World: What's your 12/21/12 jam?

The Song at the End of the World: What's your 12/21/12 jam?
At this point we’ve heard all the theories concerning this supposedly impending Apocalyptic End of the World / Mayan Calendar Flip: — That the date has already passed because Mayans didn’t figure in the leap years — That something will change, but more along the line of a shift in our human consciousness — That... Read more »

Best Music of 2012: The year the world wouldn't end

Best Music of 2012: The year the world wouldn't end
For a few weeks now I’ve been having the same debate with a good friend (I think we’re still friends) over what should be the Album of the Year for 2012. It’s a toss-up between two bands — we agree they’re both phenomenal — but he says I’m crazy for picking the one I’m about to over... Read more »
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Garbage rises above the '90s resurgence

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So very many staples of the ’90s decided it’d be a good time to make a comeback this year — from Candlebox, Counting Crows, Creed and The Cranberries to Eve 6, The Offspring and Limp Bizkit (if you wanna count them as ’90s (or as anything)). Alice in Chains is even rumored to be working... Read more »

Q87.7: Rock. Alternative. New?

Q87.7: Rock. Alternative. New?
If you’ve found Chicago’s latest rock alternative it’s likely because you sneezed while trying to adjust the dial. 87.7 FM … Most older stereos only descend to 87.9. My car doesn’t get it. My tiny digital walkman does (if I hold it really high and there’s no air traffic). I like radio — AM or... Read more »

Lucky Boys Confusion Guitarist Joe Sell Left Us Too Soon

Lucky Boys Confusion Guitarist Joe Sell Left Us Too Soon
Man… Music news has been pretty heavy the past couple weeks — MCA’s passing, Tom Gabel’s surprising news and now this unexpected event. I’m not going to go into a long rant about what LBC has meant to me — hopefully they’ll keep playing shows. Joe Sell was an incredibly talented musician and remained a... Read more »
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Grouplove and Reptar at the Metro, 5/12/12

Grouplove and Reptar at the Metro, 5/12/12
Chicago is a special place to see a show. I lived in Peoria for six years, and even though they had a solid venue that brought great acts in The Madison at the time (I saw Bela Fleck and 311, summer of 2002), it didn’t have the same vibe. It was a party, for sure,... Read more »

My Life with MCA

My Life with MCA
When an old friend texted me “Adam Yauch died” last Friday, my head took a moment to register… Wait… Who? … Wh… All I could text back was, “Oh no.” Of course I know who Adam Yauch is – one of two members of the Beastie Boys named Adam – but the man, the professional... Read more »
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