Carl Sandburg once wrote of Chicago, “They tell me you are wicked and I believe them,” but that wasn’t necessarily a dis. The storied poet and historian subsequently breaks down a laundry list of Windy City malfeasance, only to boldly proclaim, “Come and show me another city with lifted head singing so proud to be alive and coarse and strong and cunning.” It’s a perspective shared by the fiery young South Siders of Flatfoot 56, but the boys go one better than unyielding urban pride. On their second Flicker Records’ full-length Jungle of the Midwest Sea, a rollicking barrage of Celtic punk and...
With so many reality shows continuing to dominate TV, it can be tough to wade through it all to find anything with redeeming value. From music to survival to celebrities, there's no shortage of options.So we thought it was about time to shine the spotlight on a more unsung style of TV:...
Let’s face it, going to the movies is expensive – especially when popcorn, candy and fountain Cokes are involved.Plus, considering the lack of inspiring options at a theater near you, one can’t help feeling that skipping the movie theater altogether could be the best option.But in...
Country music is well-known for its songs about break-ups, beer drinking and backroads fun, but leave it to country superstar Brad Paisley to take fans outside their comfort zone on his new album Wheelhouse. He’s ignited a firestorm of controversy with “Accidental Racist,” a duet...
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