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An interview with X’s John Doe

August 10, 2011

X is one of our favorite punk bands of all time. Definitely top 10 and maybe top 5. So when X singer-bassist John Doe puts out something new, we take notice. Doe has been recording as a solo artist for 20 years now. Due out Aug...

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Lollapalooza 2011: Day Three

August 8, 2011

Started off with a visit to the Cloud Gate or “The Bean” in Millennium Park and a leisurely lunch at the Park Grill. While the place isn’t particularly cheap, given the Fest’s going rates for libations, we were okay paying $10 ...

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Lollapalooza 2011: Day Two

August 7, 2011

We got a late start today and after shopping at Macy’s, Filene’s Basement and some other stores in the area, we met a couple of old friends at Potbelly, a cool (but ubiquitous) Chicago eatery chain known for its sandwiches and,...

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Lollapalooza 2011: Day One

August 6, 2011

Day one of Lollapalooza, the annual three-day music festival that now takes place in Chicago every August, began with a 10am press conference to commemorate the its 20th anniversary. Started by Jane’s Addiction front man Perry ...

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Brit comic Ricky Gervais gave a funny, if scripted, performance last night at the Chicago Theatre. It will air on HBO in December.