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‘Too Old’ pop-rocker Riser to perform in Wrigleyville

Local singer Michael Riser performs at 8:45 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 11, at Goose Island Brewpub in Wrigleyville. Riser gained acclaim for his “Too Old for Idol,” a video protesting “American Idol’s” age limit, and has built up a following at area clubs. The pop-rock performer also hosts and sings at the “Rising Stars Songwriter Showcase” […]

Name that smoker!

Wicker Park’s Smoke Daddy invites you to name its new smoker, a massive Southern Yankee smoker trailer.

Lakeview music festival has it covered

Uncle Fatty’s Rum Resort and The Coach House in Lakeview host the “I Love Cover Bands” Winter Music Festival Monday, Jan. 25, through Sunday, Jan. 31. The weeklong fest features 18 cover bands, seven DJs, drink specials and contests, with a $5 cover charge each night. Bands include 16 Candles, Mike & Joe, Too White […]

Night out: Wilco’s Tweedy rockin’ in Edgewater

Wilco’s Oct. 18 hometown show at UIC Pavilion is already sold out, and tickets for the 19th are going fast, but at press time there were seats left for front man Jeff Tweedy’s solo performance at 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 8, in Edgewater. A benefit for Emanuel Congregation, the concert takes place at the temple. […]

Rosemont excitement

Rosemont isn’t one of our favorite places, but somehow, between O’Hare and all the hotels and businesses around it, we wind up there pretty often. One of our mainstays has always been Harry Caray’s. Between the pastas, Italian fare, burgers and steaks, there’s something to satisfy everyone, and prices range from $12 for spaghetti and […]

Rock ’n’ roll menu: What does Weezer taste like?

  Blue 13 in River North is rockin’ this summer. Every Wednesday, Chef Chris Curren will pair a five-course dinner with a playlist from a featured band. The first dinner, 7:15 p.m. Wednesday, July 1, is inspired by Weezer. Future menus will be built around Kings of Leon, Radiohead, Beck, Jimmy Eat World and the […]