Posts in category "Hipsters"

10 Things I Learned at Lollapalooza 2014

10 Things I Learned at Lollapalooza 2014
Now that Lollapalooza is officially behind us, it is time to look back and reflect on what this year’s festival taught us about society.  

5 (more) Things Hipsters' Love

5. Cats: You know, because dogs are like way too mainstream.  And most people hate cats because cats hate people, shit in a box in your house, and pretend their owners are dead unless they need to eat.  So obviously hipsters have to like them.  If you think about it, it makes perfect sense.  Like cats, hipsters also hate eye contact and only talk to their parents if they need food or money (because they are pursuing a career as a blogger, artist, musician or a sustainable ecosystem consultant).
In case you missed the original “10 Things Hipsters’ Love” post, please check it out as it will get our blog more hits and, unlike hipsters, we aren’t afraid to admit that material things like ” getting more hits” mean something to us.  Anyway, here are a few more things our overly self-aware hipster friends cannot live... Read more »

8 Christmas Essentials That Heighten all 5 of Your Senses

8 Christmas Essentials That Heighten all 5 of Your Senses
After finishing my  list of essentials to get you in the Christmas spirit early this year, I realized that it catered to each of our five senses.  And now that I know that, I’m kinda tempted to stimulate all five at the same time with Christmas cheer and see what happens…. Anyway,  here are my... Read more »
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Top 5 Obscure North Coast Rivalries

“Like” us on Facebook. Back in the old days of Rivalfish, I used to do a weekly piece called “Ladies Love Obscure Rivalries”.  It tackled ground breaking  topics such as: “College vs. The Real World”, “Ultimate Frisbee vs. Hacky Sack” and “Baseball Players vs. Water Coolers.”  You can’t see any of these old Hemingway-esque pieces... Read more »

Ten Signs You're Too Old for Lollapalooza

Concert-going, or more specifically festival concert-going, is a young man’s (or woman’s) game. And alas, I am no longer a young man. Or woman—I’ve checked. I came to this conclusion during last year’s Lollapalooza while walking next to a fellow attendee who was on the phone with his mother, trying in vain to convince her... Read more »

Best of Bonnaroo 2011

The stage was a hodge-podge of musicians and singers notably Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys, Dr. John, the horn section from Preservation Jazzhall Band and the drummer from My Morning Jacket. Performing old school Dr. John jams and some Bayou standers, it was a massive output of sounds with a very strong New Orleans flavor. Packed in tight, it felt like we were grooving on Bourbon Street during Mardi Gras. A once in a lifetime performance I will never forget.
Summer is in full swing and with it the music festival circuit. Despite your personal feelings about hippies, camping and drug use you have to admit that you’re at least a little bit curious. Hate if you want but we all like to hear stories about ‘The Roo’  and such, but who wants the aggravation... Read more »
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Worst of Bonnaroo 2011

Of all the headliners I may have been most excited to see Neil Young. Unfortunately I wouldn't be hearing him. As I just touched on, Buffalo played 'Which Stage' and unless you were close to the front you couldn't hear a word they sang or played. I was disgusted. The crowd grew noticeably tense and was becoming more agitated by the second. We bailed after three songs for fear a riot might ensue. Nice work Bonnaroo.
“Like” us on Facebook No one should ever judge a book by its’ cover. It’s easy to romanticize events that have already happened but the truth is there’s little in life worth enjoying that doesn’t come with at least some suffering included. The Superbowl of summer festivals that is Bonnaroo? No exception. So while you... Read more »

Top 100 Songs by North Coast Festival Artists - Past & Present

Top 100 Songs by North Coast Festival Artists - Past & Present
“Like” us on Facebook North Coast Music Festival (@northcoastfest, facebook.com/northcoastfest, www.northcoastfestival.com) has quickly made a name for itself amongst Chicagoans and Midwest music fans alike.  Here are 100 reasons why.  Now help us think of 100 more.  —————————“Like” us on Facebook.

Emerging Chicago Talent of the Week: 5 Reasons to See Lubriphonic This Friday

Emerging Chicago Talent of the Week: 5 Reasons to See Lubriphonic This Friday
Weekly rituals are part of what make institutions last, like frats shooting BBs through a pledge’s scrotum or executives clearing the search history of their company laptop.  So we’re going to do the same, and start a weekly tradition.  Each week we’ll feature a different emerging Chicago talent, be it a musician, band, painter, comedian,... Read more »
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Top 10 Things Hipsters Love

Top 10 Things Hipsters Love
I spent a few hours loitering around a second hand record store and a bike shop, and got to know what our city’s favorite little frowners enjoy. (Check out 5 More Things Hipsters Love) ———————— Check out our new Facebook page (Lists That Actually Matter).