Posts in category "Party"

The Single Bro's Guide to the American Cities

Chicago: Do you like the idea of being a Cubs fans?  You don't have to like the sport of baseball or the actual Cubs team. You just have to like telling people you are drunk, taking off your shirt, fist pounds, and Wrigleyville.
Bros of the USA, please put down your Bud Light, take off your aviators, and take a seat because this list is for you.  Whether you are moving to a new city or just going to visit, please use this as your guide to bro it out like a bro and impress some chicks in... Read more »

The 26 Most Glorious Firework Names

The 26 Most Glorious Firework Names
I recently went to Phantom Fireworks in Merrillville, Indiana to buy some fireworks and became an instant fan of their firework naming team. Even though that store has well over 79 million(* by my estimation) different kinds of fireworks, all the names were pretty amusing. A friend put me in touch with Phantom CEO, Bruce... Read more »

Brookville Restaurant Goes Snout to Tail: Feasting Locally at Lockn'

Brookville Restaurant Goes Snout to Tail: Feasting Locally at Lockn'
When it comes to providing sustenance, music festivals really have all the power to offer whatever they want inside the festival grounds.  High profit-margin french bread pizzas, tacos, veggie burritos, smoothies, light beers, $4 bottles of water to which you are surely not getting the caps (this is always mind-blowing), hoppy beers and plastic bottles... Read more »
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15 Shades of Trey

15 Shades of Trey
Before getting hip to soliciting 100 BMG CD’s for a penny, the third album I bought with my own (babysitting) money was Harvest, by Neil Young.  I  just about broke my seventh-grade Walkman flipping between the anti-war lyrics and upbeat tempo of Are You Ready for The Country?, and the hopeful frustration of the human condition within Heart of... Read more »

Get a Taste of Tribe Tour: STS9 to Tickle Chicago's Musical Palate this weekend

Get a Taste of Tribe Tour:  STS9 to Tickle Chicago's Musical Palate this weekend
Every time I see Sound Tribe Sector 9 (STS9), it is a blast.  I can’t think of another band who I have seen in so many various capacities: inside, outside, sharing bills at one event with hip-hop acts, and the  next with bluegrass and jam bands, acoustic output vs. plugged-in, in the daytime, and then... Read more »

Unleash the Party: Conspirator & Break Science at The Vic Friday February 22

Unleash the Party: Conspirator & Break Science at The Vic Friday February 22
Ok, so if I could go back in time, I probably wouldn’t have asked the question, “Would you say bass is the new cowbell in popular music, so to say? As in, ‘I’ve got a disease and the only cure is more bass.’?” when I spoke with Aron Magner, keyboardist in tonight’s headlining band at... Read more »
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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 »

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.

Top Five Ways to Win This Must Be The Band's Do-Division Dance Contest (Sunday June 5)

Top Five Ways to Win This Must Be The Band's Do-Division Dance Contest (Sunday June 5)
Do you like Talking Heads? Ever going to get to see them play live if you didn’t catch them in ’91 or before? Probably not.  Can you come close and have the best time ever? Yes.  This Must Be The Band (TMBTB), Chicago’s danciest Talking Heads tribute band, has been a thankable sweetheart to all... Read more »
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Top 10 Acts You've Never Heard Of

Top 10 Acts You've Never Heard Of
Everyone likes to be in on the ground floor. When it comes to music, being able to say “I heard them before you” is everything. It’s a badge of honor, prove of ones trendiness. Evidence we’re still young, hip and in tune with the times. This elitist attitude isn’t confined to the world of music... Read more »