Chicago • Page 43

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

  1. JaggySnake83

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    I was excited for that at first but even if i go to Tinley Park i do not want to be on the lawn or way up high in the Pavilion, it ruins the whole show for me. Those $20 tickets are a joke.
     
  2. swboyd

    I don't think I can fix this if I find god. Prestigious

    On the bright side, the West Fest lineup is pretty good this year:

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  3. troyplaysbass

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    Oh shit, I can see Los Campesinos twice that weekend now. That’s awesome. If they’re on the same day as Nnamdi and Girl K I’ll be very excited.
     
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  4. ItsAndrew May 2, 2019
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    I think the only festivals left to announce their lineups are Wicker Park Fest, Taste of Chicago, Mamby on the Beach, and Riot Fest. Am I missing any that haven’t announced yet?

    Edit: Taste of River North and Square Roots Festival too.
     
  5. troyplaysbass

    reunion tour Supporter

    Taste of River North (7/19-21). They had one awesome day last year with Masked Intruder and AM Taxi. I think Guster and Kurt Vile are playing this year based on gaps in their tour dates.

    Edit - Kurt Vile is playing Pitchfork. Oops. Guster still likely for a Taste though.
     
  6. Jim

    Kicking it middle school #freedotem Supporter

    I just saw Car Seat Headrest is playing one of those free shows at Millenium this summer so that rules
     
  7. ItsAndrew

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    I will be there! His show at the Riviera last year was great.
     
  8. Jim

    Kicking it middle school #freedotem Supporter

    hell yeah it was!
     
  9. Kellan

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    At CHVRCHES and Lauren just shouted out Uptown Arcade...amazing
     
  10. ItsAndrew

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    Not sure if this has been asked before but...what's everyone's favorite venue(s) to see a show in Chicago? Least favorite venues?

    My favorites are probably Empty Bottle (EXCEPT, all their shows start at 9PM or a little after on weekdays, and 10PM on Friday/Saturday, which really sucks more often than not), Beat Kitchen, SubT (if it's not a sold out show), and Lincoln Hall/Schubas.

    Least favorites are probably Aragon and House of Blues.
     
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  11. Kellan May 4, 2019
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    Kellan

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    I like Subt and Bottom Lounge a lot because they’re so intimate and I’ve never had sound problems there. I agree about HoB and Aragon. House of Blues when it’s sold out feels super crowded, and Aragon often has sound issues. I enjoy shows at the Vic but wish they didn’t have that weird three tiered thing going on.

    I’ve lived here coming up on two years and I still need to see shows at Lincoln Hall, Schubas, and Empty Bottle.
     
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  12. incognitojones

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    Empty bottle feels like the gold standard to go to and play at from my experience. Love like the Hideout, mixed on Subt/Beat Kitchen
     
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  13. MexicanGuitars

    Chorus’ Expert on OTIP Track #8 Supporter

    Those start times at Empty Bottle are brutal. I still haven’t recovered from the Restorations show in october
     
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  14. ItsAndrew

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    I was at that show too! I usually have a good time there, and I know they do good business, but I do wonder if they started shows earlier they would get more business/crowd. It gets annoying to always be leaving there around midnight or 1AM after a show. I’d probably go there more often if they started some shows earlier.
     
  15. JaggySnake83

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    My favorites are Bottom Lounge and Reggie's. Least favorites are HOB (when it's sold out or at high capacity) and Aragon.

    Outside the city: I like the Brauer House (I was there a Friday, they opened a new area with a big stage and a big floor in the back) and Durty Nellie's. Least favorites are Bada Brew (Or whatever they call this place now) and the notorious Hollywood Casino Amphitheater in Tinley Park.
     
  16. ItsAndrew May 6, 2019
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    Tell me your favorite bands or musicians from or based in Chicago/Chicagoland area. Here are mine:

    Ratboys
    Retirement Party
    Slow Mass
    Dowsing
    Beach Bunny
    Ohmme
    Tiny Kingdoms
    Owen/Mike Kinsella
    Pet Symmetry
    Into It. Over It.
    Joie De Vivre
    Options
    Spencer Radcliffe & Everyone Else
    Twin Peaks
    Modern Vices
    Chance the Rapper
    Kanye West

    Edit: Forgot to add Real Friends and, to a lesser extent, Knuckle Puck.

    Oh and the Chorus homies bands Not Lovely and Pelafina are great too!
     
  17. troyplaysbass

    reunion tour Supporter

    Better Love
    Bosley Jr
    The Flips
    Mollow
    Retirement Party
    The Westward Spirit (not active or Chicago based anymore, but they were the first local band I got into when I moved up here)
    Forfeit (also not active anymore but still worth checking out)
     
  18. MexicanGuitars

    Chorus’ Expert on OTIP Track #8 Supporter

    I had no idea Beach Bunny is local, and also had the Twin Peaks Goose Island collab the other day.

    In addition to those already said, AM Taxi and Meat Wave. Prob forgetting some others.
     
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  19. ItsAndrew

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    Yeah. Lili and her bandmates are all from the Chicago area. Lili is a senior at DePaul currently.
     
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  20. MexicanGuitars

    Chorus’ Expert on OTIP Track #8 Supporter

    Love that my alma mater is producing dope bands
     
  21. ItsAndrew May 6, 2019
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    Also forgot to mention in my venue post above (for favorite venues), add Sleeping Village. If you haven’t been there yet, it’s definitely worth checking out. The only negative is when they do their $5 shows because they start at 9:30. Most other shows start at 9, which also sucks at times, but overall I like it.
     
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  23. Daniel182

    Let's hold our breath until we disappear

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  25. Michael Schmidt May 18, 2019
    (Last edited: May 24, 2019)
    Michael Schmidt

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

    Just a friendly reminder that doesn’t need to be stated here, but will anyway as I sit in my NYC hotel: Chicago > NYC :humpf:
     
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