Day 1 CIMM Fest Highlights

Today kicks off the 7th annual Chicago International Movies & Music Festival, and they’ve got a great lineup for the first day of viewing. There’s also some awesome bands playing later tonight that you should check out. Below, my picks for which films to see and which concert to hit. If you have the day off from work, you can hit some of the early … Continue reading Day 1 CIMM Fest Highlights

North Coast Fest Preview

Chicago’s North Coast Festival is one of my favorites of the season. It’s mix of electronic, hip-hop, and soul makes for an eclectic combination compelling to any music fan. Not only do they attract a lot of national headliners, they also feature a good amount of local talent that definitely deserves attention. It’s only in its fourth year, but the people putting on North Coast … Continue reading North Coast Fest Preview

The Beastie Boys-Hot Sauce Committee, pt. 2 Review

I woke up this morning and decided I wanted to review the new Beastie Boys album. No reason why, really. I haven’t been interested in anything Beastie Boys-related since I was a teenager, and honestly I had forgotten that this album was coming out this month. I’ve lost whatever belief I had as a youngster that these three Jewish kids from New York could grow … Continue reading The Beastie Boys-Hot Sauce Committee, pt. 2 Review