Chicago • Page 39

Discussion in 'General Forum' started by troyplaysbass, Apr 5, 2016.

  1. Michael Schmidt

    Don't recreate the scene, or reinvent the meanings Supporter

    Nice! It’s a pretty cool spot with really nice people who work there. It has a nice neighborhood feel to it. Hopefully they have some good stuff on tap for you guys!
     
  2. aspeedomodel

    Cautiously pessimistic Prestigious

    Having Beans and Bagels around the corner is such a blessing some mornings. Love their coffee and people are always awesome
     
  3. kpatrickwood

    Give what you can. Supporter

    Just stopping by to say Tom Skilling is the best.
     
  4. JaggySnake83

    Regular

    Moving from northern suburbs to Melrose Park (around 18th and North Ave). How is that area? Anything to be worried about?
     
  5. chewbacca110

    Formerly chewbacca110 on AP.net

    Oh man, I'm right near you (Western/WIlson). I love Rockwells but have never seen B&B. My lady and I will have to hit it up for breakfast on the weekends.
     
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  6. aspeedomodel

    Cautiously pessimistic Prestigious

    Beans and Bagels is at LeLand and Rockwell's. It is literally less than a block for me. They have great coffee, donuts and bagels. Definitely give them a go for a brunch or quick bite. Pretty awesome spot.
     
  7. swboyd

    #rogelioismybrogelio Prestigious

    IIRC, Melrose Park is a nice predominantly Hispanic, working and middle class area. It's pretty safe though you are near Maywood which can get a little dicey sometimes. Nowhere near as bad as parts of Chicago proper though. What suburb are you moving from?
     
  8. Daniel182

    Cheers to the fact that we're not dead

    I’m actually in Forest Park, which isn’t too far from Melrose Park. Pretty nice area I think!
     
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  9. JaggySnake83

    Regular

    Skokie. Much different, i know
     
  10. aspeedomodel

    Cautiously pessimistic Prestigious

    I love Skokie. Drive through it a far amount from work and/or during weekends.
     
  11. swboyd

    #rogelioismybrogelio Prestigious

    I was at Old Orchard on Sunday with my wife. It's not a bad area. Skokie's downtown is pretty nice too. Foghat played a festival there this past weekend IIRC.
     
  12. aspeedomodel

    Cautiously pessimistic Prestigious

    Yeah, wife has had a few runs to Old Orchard recently. Downtown is quite nice.
     
  13. JaggySnake83

    Regular

    Yeah, i went there and Friday to see Sister Hazel.
     
  14. Steve_JustAGuy

    Trusted

    Melrose is fine. Maybe not the most to do socially, but it's a short drive to places. Someone mentioned Maywood can get dicey, especially south of Lake St and St. Charles Road. Melrose has the Taste of Melrose and a Catholic church has a weekend festival each Summer if you want good Italian food. Slice Factory (23rd and North I think?) has cheap, giant slices of pizza.
     
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  15. MexicanGuitars

    Chorus’ Expert on OTIP Track #8 Supporter

    My dads high school won a contest to have Foghat play their gym. The nuns were not happy lol.
     
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  16. JaggySnake83

    Regular

    Oh man, just got back from there, i ate that jumbo slice and now i just want to lay in bed forever
     
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  17. chewbacca110

    Formerly chewbacca110 on AP.net

    I just wont tix through DO312 for the Blink/Linkin Park/No Doubt tribute band show at the House of Blues tomorrow. lol

    Anyone here going?
     
  18. MattNotMatthew

    Avacado: Green Gold.

    Ha I got an ad for that show somewhere on social media. And they used one of the promo shots of the blink cover band. It's kind of hilarious. Looks like a MADTV version of blink.

    [​IMG]
     
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  19. chewbacca110

    Formerly chewbacca110 on AP.net

    It'll be joyously bad but fun. Can't wait.
     
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  20. JaggySnake83

    Regular

    I am going to All In that night.

    I saw that LP tribute band in July and it was the worse show iv'e ever seen in my life and i'm a huge LP fan.
     
  21. ItsAndrew

    Regular

    Random question: Why do some venues like Empty Bottle, Lincoln Hall/Schubas, Bottom Lounge, etc. put on all their own shows but venues like Beat Kitchen and Subterranean shows are put on by an outside company (Kickstand Productions). I know before Kickstand was around another company put on shows at those places but I am curious why they outsource their show booking.

    Kind of a pointless question, but one I have been curious about for a bit.
     
  22. incognitojones

    www.notlovely.com Supporter

    I know schuss people also do Lincoln hall, and empty bottle people do Thalia and a few other locations. Kickstand does Subt and beat kitchen, it always felt like the same thing to me except they had a different name
     
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  23. ItsAndrew

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  24. JaggySnake83

    Regular

    Did you end up going?
     
  25. chewbacca110

    Formerly chewbacca110 on AP.net

    Yep! Blink-180 True was decent but hearing imitations of Blink stage banter from 40 year olds was worse than seeing the actual 40 year old Blink guys do the jokes. Very cringey, but they killed the songs! The Linkin Park Experience was truly terrible and I missed Don't Speak but I saw the singer at the bar. She nailed the Gwen look
     
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