March 18, 2013 |
***1/2 (out of four) Country music generally remains too unhip of a reference point for the indie music world to touch with much seriousness. So when Brooklyn musician Matthew Houck, a.k.a. Phosphorescent, made an album of Willie Nelson covers about four years ago, it seemed like a curiosity, the kind of thing that would come out of a couple of weekends of obsessing over your dad's vinyl collection. In the time since, however, Houck has proven his commitment to the genre, especially in its classic, well-trod Johnny Cash vein, while continuing to pass as someone comfortable at a Sufjan Stevens...
December 22, 2011 |
Between the gifts, the overeating and the family obligations, Christmas day can be hectic for anyone. But for Chicago sports fans, this year will be even more complicated. Thanks to scheduling bordering on a holiday miracle, both the Bulls and Bears will play major away games Sunday, with the Bulls making their post-lockout debut against the L.A. Lakers and the Bears meeting with the Packers. With both games scheduled to broadcast on national networks, many Chicago bars are opening their doors on the national holiday to accommodate...
August 15, 2012 |
For those keeping track, autumn officially begins on Saturday, Sept. 22. That means you have exactly six more weekends to capitalize on all the drinks, views and indulgences that Chicago bars serve up in the summertime. A lot can happen in six weekends, but because tailgates and hoodies will be here before you know it, you'll want to plan ahead. Here are 10 must-try-before-September ideas to get you started. Take photos of a great view: Sure, you haven't worried about filling up Facebook photo albums with evidence of your summer adventures for years.