Venues, Record Stores & Radio

There’s a nice piece in this week’s Chicago Reader that gives both “newbies and lifers” a quick take on Chicago’s local venues, record stores and radio.

My favorite venue has always been The Metro. Just take a look at some of the upcoming shows: TV On The Radio, Art Brut w/ We Are Scientists, The Futureheads, Hot Chip and The Rapture. Looks good to me!

When I do go hit an actual record store as opposed to a quick, cheap and easy download, I prefer Reckless Records. They’ve always got the new stuff I’m looking for, and nearly 100% of the time I can find a couple of treasures in the used bin.

For local radio just give me a large dose of 88.7 WLUW. They are mostly focused on indie rock, but depending when you turn them on you’ll hear a bit of everything.

Your favorites? Shout it out!

2 Comments so far

  1. tankboy (unregistered) on September 22nd, 2006 @ 2:43 pm

    Um, it was kind of a nice little piece, but there were a few factual errors that point out the fact that Peter isn’t exaclty on the tip of what’s going on anymore.

    And Bill, my favorite venue is Double Door … little sister to the Metro!


  2. Bill V (unregistered) on September 22nd, 2006 @ 6:46 pm

    C’mon Tankboy, I’ve got to write about something and politics just isn’t my bag! Double Door is cool, their usual lineups don’t touch Metro. Sitelines can really be annoying. I’d say my other favorite is Schuba’s.



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