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‘I Don’t Wanna Go Fest’ curated by Speed Babes (Episode 914)

Speed Babes are celebrating their ninth anniversary as a band by curating the upcoming “I Don’t Wanna Go Fest” at Reed’s Local (1/4/24-1/7/24). The four nights are stacked, including sets from: Daarling / Heet Deth / Watermelon / Precocious Neophyte…

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Horror House scares up business in Avondale (Episode 891)

The Horror House (2911 W. Belmont) has been open for just over a year, and has quickly established itself as an essential part of Chicago’s pop culture landscape. As Halloween approaches, I sat down with Horror House co-owner Vinny Malave…

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The Academy Is returns for Wrigley Field, UK shows (Episode 826)

Adam T. Siska of the Academy Is… is my guest this week! He joined me for a chat over dumplings from the Joong Boo Wang Mandoo stand outside Joog Boo Market on the northwest side. It’s one of Chicago’s best-kept…

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Horror storefront ‘The Horror House’ readies for Avondale launch (Episode 711)

Horror crawls its way into the Avondale neighborhood this Spring with the arrival of the HORROR HOUSE. It’s a new horror storefront that speaks to me in every possible way, and you can help make its launch even better. The…