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Jul 21, 2022

Facets is home to a day of must-see Giallo cinema on Saturday, July 30. Come for GIALLO GELATO and see “The Psychic,” “Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion” and “Your Vice is a Locked Room and Only I Have the Key” while enjoying delicious gelato made by Sideshow Gelato.

To explain Giallo in great,...

Jul 20, 2022

I'm an only child, so I don't know what it’s like to have a connection with a sibling. That means when I see The Footlight District, a group of siblings completely in musical lockstep, it practically short circuits my brain.

The Footlight District play Cobra Lounge on Friday night, the 22nd, on the heels of...

Jul 17, 2022

10 years is a long time. When it comes to music festivals, it’s a really big deal. The 10th Annual Homegrown Festival is happening on July 30th at BaseCamp in Lisle (5750 Lakeside Drive).
20 bands and 12 acoustic artists will be performing. Art vendors will also be on hand, as will plenty of food and drink.

To talk...

Jul 12, 2022

If you like music, Chicago culture and kickass tavern food, this is your episode.

Photographer Gene Ambo joins me to talk about his massive new coffee table book, “HEAVY METRO: ACCESS ALL ERAS.” The book covers 40 years of live music on and off the legendary stage of Chicago’s Metro (3730 N. Clark Street). 



Jul 7, 2022

Presenting… the 3rd Annual IL Hot Sauce Expo.


This is going to be a seriously fun event… I mean, “bobbing for reaper peppers,” craft beer, lucha wrestling and free hot sauce tastings? Count me in.

The IL Hot Sauce Expo is coming to the Forge on July 23 and 24, and I talked to creator Steve Seabury (High...