Tag Archives: Chicago

Live Review: Vampire Weekend Warms Up a Chilly Father’s Day in Chicago (6/16)

Unbearably Cold: “This is the first time I’ve heard the word genocide in a pop song,” says my Lyft driver Alfredo, who’d pulled up This Is Vampire Weekend on Spotify after figuring out why I was headed to the Huntington Bank Pavilion on Chicago’s Northerly Island. We hadn’t done much talking, our ride through the

Kanye donates $150,000 to family of Jemel Roberson, the Chicago security guard killed by police

Earlier this week, a security guard named Jemel Roberson was mistakenly killed by police after heroically wrestling and disarming a drunk gunman who opened fire at Manny’s Blue Room Bar in Chicago. To cover the cost of Roberson’s burial, his family set up a GoFundMe account in the hopes of raising $ 10,000. Acording to TMZ,

Saffron Rails Is the Most Exciting New Venue in Chicago

Chicago’s storied, vibrant music scene has thrived in part because of the absolute diversity of venues; turn-of-the-century jazz bars and classic theatres commingle with DIY lofts and divey bars. But by splitting the difference between classic and modern, between the city’s broad-shouldered grit and futurist savvy, between indelible form and powerful function, newly established Saffron

Live Review: Elton John Says Goodbye to Chicago With Tears, Memories, and Jams (10/26)

Burning Out His Fuse Up Here With Everyone: Make no mistake, Elton John is a showman. Ever since he first toured in 1970 behind his eponymous sophomore album, he’s been a force to reckon with on stage. His countless costume changes, buoyant personality, and all-too-contagious energy has brought smiles, tears, and hope to millions upon millions

Chicago and REO Speedwagon Announce Co-Headlining Summer Tour

Chicago and REO Speedwagon are joining forces this summer for a co-headlining tour of North America. The two veteran bands will hit 30 cities, beginning in Concord, Calif., on June 13. Chicago will perform their second LP, Chicago II, in its entirety for the first time ever on this tour. They will also play a set of

These devices are not unusual, says a senior at Chicago University who constantly uses her own iPod when studying or exercising.

by marymoline These gadgets are not unusual, says a senior at Chicago University who continuously utilizes her own iPod when studying or exercising. With their transportable music players, she sees quite a quantity of men and women strolling all around wearing their own private ear buds. In accordance to a senior at Chicago University who

Taste of Chicago: A Popular Food Festival

by celikins Taste of Chicago: A Well-known Meals Festival In 1980, a group of restaurateurs approached the Mayor of Chicago with the notion of a food festival on the Fourth of July. It was the birth of Taste of Chicago. Self-confidence was substantial that the a single-day occasion could entice 75,000 people. Alternatively, the event