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Late night

Last nite I ended up working until just after midnight. I had such a headache last nite that it made me sick to my stomach. I had a hard time sleeping but at least I got to sleep later today and not come in until noon. I still don’t feel quite...

Sleep aways escapes me

I’m so tired today that I am having trouble keeping my eyes open. I wish I could take a nap. Thankfully the day at work is almost done for me. I needed to go get an oil change in the car but I decided to blow it off and not call to schedule...

Good friends visit

Last nite, Kristine came by and brought me dinner and kept me company to help keep my sanity since I’m trapped in the house while recovering. It was nice to have company since I’m starting to get cabin fever big time. She brought me...

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Dinosaur Jr -9/30/22 at The Vic

There has been so many good shows in Chicago lately and it doesn’t look like that is going to change anytime soon. Friday night, Dinosaur Jr returned to the windy city to headline a show at The Vic.It has been a...

Amyl And The Sniffers – 9/28/22 at The Vic

Wednesday night, Amyl And The Sniffers returned to Chicago to headline a three band bill at The Vic. It was a really good reason to go out on a school night and many people did. Ganser was the first band of the night...

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The Bollweevils – 10/1/22 at Punk The Burbs Fest

Saturday night, The Bollweevils, one of Chicago’s finest punk bands from any generation, played a set during the Punk The Burbs fest at Base Camp in Lisle. The event was an all-day show that featured about a dozen...

Tar – 10/1/22 at Smashed Plastic Live Vol. 1

Saturday, Smashed Plastic Record Pressing held its first ever live music event, called Smashed Plastic Live, Vol. 1. This event featured an entire day’s worth of live bands, plus food trucks and various vendors...

Dinosaur Jr -9/30/22 at The Vic

There has been so many good shows in Chicago lately and it doesn’t look like that is going to change anytime soon. Friday night, Dinosaur Jr returned to the windy city to headline a show at The Vic.It has been a...

Amyl And The Sniffers – 9/28/22 at The Vic

Wednesday night, Amyl And The Sniffers returned to Chicago to headline a three band bill at The Vic. It was a really good reason to go out on a school night and many people did. Ganser was the first band of the night...

Cold Waves X 9/24/22 – Revolting Corpse at Metro

Saturday night was another night of Cold Waves X at Metro, this time being headlined by Revolting Corpse, which is the final appearance of former Revolting Cocks members, sans Al Jourgensen, performing the music of the...

Cold Waves X 9/23/22 – Cold Cave at Metro

The start of fall means that it is time for the Cold Waves Festival. This is the tenth year of the festival that was started to honor Jamie Duffy, a beloved member of the industrial music scene here in Chicago. The...

Riot Fest 2022 Day Three 9/18/22 at Douglas Park

Sunday was the final day of Riot Fest, and the end of the final weekend of summer. It is always a bittersweet day and this one ended on a high note. The fest had some great bands on this final day, and the rain waited...

Riot Fest 2022 Day Two 9/17/22 at Douglas Park

On Saturday, Mother Nature turned up the heat a few notches and so did Riot Fest with an amazing and diverse lineup of bands, including some really heavy hitters! You couldn’t have asked for more perfect weather...

Riot Fest 2022 Day One 9/16/22 at Douglas Park

The best and last weekend of summer just happened which meant it was time once again for Riot Fest, which is the best festival that Chicago has to offer (and anyone who says otherwise is a liar). The weather was...