We like a range of music: house, soul, funk, techno, some of the recent top40, nuwaveglitchhopstep, daytime disco(?). Emphasis on the beat and getting down. The other patrons, similarly, should have a pro-dancing agenda and friendly vibe. [more inside]
posted by mai
on Feb 26, 2013 -
Does anybody really know what time it was (in 1982, or 1983, when I saw my first concert...)? For a piece on first-ever concerts, I'm trying to figure out when I saw Chicago on their "Chicago 16" tour. I'm guessing it was 1982 and it was in St. Paul, Minnesota, so probably at the St. Paul Civic Center, though I can't swear to that. Are there any master concert lists for the band Chicago, or a ticket stub somewhere? I'd also be curious to see what we paid and if there was an opening act...
posted by GaelFC
on Jun 20, 2012 -
What are some vibey music venues (indie, rock, blues) and restaurants we should not miss in Chicago? The more unique local flavor the better. [more inside]
posted by Goodgrief
on Mar 28, 2011 -
Going to chicago this weekend and would like something other than the standard club. Where should I go? [more inside]
posted by bwilms
on Nov 18, 2009 -
If you've ever lived in or visited Chicago and had a good time without getting hopelessly lost, you are cordially invited to post in this thread. Needed:
an explanation of the grid system, tips and tricks on navigation, and recommendations for how to find the underground music scene, awesome beers, weird things to explore, and the best Chicago-focused blogs. [more inside]
posted by Juliet Banana
on Aug 13, 2009 -
What are the best places in the Chicago area to sell used books, CDs, DVDs, and tabletop gaming materials? [more inside]
posted by korpios
on Apr 24, 2009 -
What song is playing at the beginning of this video
(Chicago Bulls Introduction 1997 NBA Finals Game 6)?
posted by wordsmith
on Jan 16, 2009 -
Several years ago, I got a bunch of mixtapes at a musicologist friend's moving sale. One was a mix tape of Zulu jazz/jive (think along the lines of Shanachie's Indestructible Beat of Soweto/Soweto Never Sleeps). There was no track listing--in fact, I think the tape was just titled "township music." Help me identify one of its tracks! [more inside]
posted by pullayup
on Nov 15, 2005 -
I'm part of a Chicago-based band, and we're on the cusp of releasing our first full-length studio album. We're not on a label, so we have to find radio stations to play our stuff and record stores to carry our CD's ourselves. Are there any good resources out there to help indie bands find these? Can you share any indie-friendly stores/stations in Chicago yourself?
posted by buriednexttoyou
on Mar 21, 2005 -
I'm going to CHICAGO
in mid-August. I'll be there strictly for entertainment purposes only, so anything is possible. I've never been to Chicago (which is why I'm going) and would love to hear what some of you think are the best things to do, the best places to visit, and the best places to eat. What are the best places to have a beer(s) and see a band? Can I safely rely on public transportation or should I rent a car? How hard is it to get Cubs tickets (they have a home series against the Dodgers that week). Thanks!
posted by Witty
on Jul 13, 2004 -