Light Up Your Night At Luminous Field

Light Up Your Night At Luminous Field
February 10, 2012 – Tonight marks the official opening of Luminous Field, a video, light, and sound installation set against Cloud Gate in Millennium Park.  A commissioned installation created by Luftwerk (Petra Bachmaier and Sean Gallero), Luminous Field gives new light to the huge steel sculpture known to many as “The Bean”. Strategically placed projectors... Read more »

A Ticker Tape Parade? Have Our Aldermen Forgetten About Our Lack Of Funds?

A Ticker Tape Parade? Have Our Aldermen Forgetten About Our Lack Of Funds?
This morning I woke to the news report that Chicago Alderman James Balcer (11th) proposed that the city host a ticker tape parade to honor Navy SEAL Team Six, the team identified as having killed Bin Laden.  What a costly, potentially dangerous, and ridiculous plan proposed by the 11th District alderman. Shouldn’t our aldermen be... Read more »

There's Musikanto In The Air: CD Release Show, "Sky Of Dresses"

There's Musikanto In The Air: CD Release Show, "Sky Of Dresses"
I truly enjoy almost all genres of music, but I don’t generally steer my ears toward Americana / singer-songwriter. It’s not for lack of trying, and I’ve found a number of artists that I enjoy a lot, but over the last few years the Chicago music scene’s been flooded with a degree of ho-hum sound-alikes.... Read more »
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Symmetry: Learn To Throw Down (Brazilian Jiu Jitsu)

Once upon a time I had a trainer who taught me how to fight.  It started with boxing, and continued with a few moves taken from Brazilian jiu jitsu. Aside from learning a few things that could help me in a self defense situation, I found the workouts were amazing and that jiu jitsu is... Read more »

March Madness: A Free App & A Contest For Free Tickets!

It’s March and the Madness is upon us.  That’s pretty much all I know about it, except that right  now office pools are circulating and it’s time to put your money on a team. I also know that my basketball loving friends have informed me that their time will be entirely consumed by basketball games... Read more »

Motorhead: Sold Out Congress Theater, Aced Their Set

Motorhead’s, Lemmy – Photo courtesy of Barry Brecheisen (bbphoto.com) Seminal heavy metal band, Motorhead, took to the stage at the sold out Congress Theater on Saturday, February 19th. Unlike the majority of the audience, it was the first time I had seen them live. And I admittedly have not kept track of the band over... Read more »
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The Godfathers' Peter Coyne - An Interview For ChicagoNow

Edited by Relaxocat. Photographs by Barry Brecheisen Note from the interviewer, Hans Hetrick: This interview is somewhat abridged. Most of the edits cut out the interviewer’s babbling and inane chatter. Mr. Coyne’s comments are largely intact. He is well-spoken and needs little editing. On February 11th, 2011,  the day before The Godfathers boarded a flight... Read more »

The Godfathers Set to Slap U.S. with Rock 'n Roll by Hans Hetrick

The Godfathers Set to Slap U.S. with Rock 'n Roll by Hans Hetrick
The following post was written by Hans Hetrick and edited by Relaxocat. Because of a lack of bona fide rock and roll, many of us have grown feeble and simple. Many of us have forgotten the magic and power and possibility a great rock and roll show can bestow upon us. Fortunately for us, The... Read more »

Chapterhouse & Ulrich Schnauss: Chicago, 1st Stop On International Tour

Last fall after a 14 year break, shoegaze legends Chapterhouse returned to the stage with a sold out show at ICA in London. Though the band is not officially reuniting, the tremendous success of the 2009 show led the band to temporarily reform and schedule an international final tour with Chicago’s Lincoln Hall as their... Read more »
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Vocalo.org's Fyodor: Music All Around And A Tale Of Faux Phone Sex

Vocalo.org's Fyodor: Music All Around And A Tale Of Faux Phone Sex
Do you know Fyodor? If you’ve been to a festival, seen a band play, or listened to Vocalo.org you just might.  With a reserved demeanor, he’s quick to smile and laugh, and he’ll utter little quips with a faint Russian accent.  Most of all, he’s interested in what you’re listening to and what you’d like... Read more »