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Chicago vs. Chicago: Behind the Scenes

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Craig Robinson v. Nick Offerman: “Take Me Out to the Ballgame”

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Too Much Good Stuff this Weekend

There is just too much going on in Chicago this weekend! Awesome problem, I know.

Just for Laughs festival. I recommend checking out Pete Holmes at the Hideout.

Friends perform at Schubas. The Hundred in the Hand perform at Empty Bottle. As do 2:54.

Red Sox at Cubs. We’ll be there cheering on our beleaguered Cubbies on Saturday night.

Taste of Randolph. The Hold Steady and Los Campesinos PLUS make sure to say to hi Freckles the Firehouse Dog and pick up his new t-shirt.

Your Sister’s Sister and Safety Not Guaranteed open at local theaters.

Artists of the Wall Festival in Rogers Park at Loyola Beach. This is where I’ll be spending most of my weekend—painting a bench.

Chicago Park District FINALLY opens outdoor pools.

Father’s Day.

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ICYMI-Wednesday Links from Around the Web

Jason Alexander sings the 7th Inning Stretch.

TLC to Tour!

New: The Very Best Video.

Beirut on Leno.

Get This: Summer Girlfriends.

Listen: Roommates “Back to the Sun/Girlfriend Swap”

Grimes on Later With Jules Holland.

Blitzen Trapper “Stranger in a Strange Land” Video.

Jack White to Produce The Lone Ranger Soundtrack.

Barack is Cool. And appears in Great Photos.

Encore: More Film Debuts.

Jose Canseco: “Twitter Just Comes To Me”

Haters Gonna Hate by The Internets.

Beyonce is Beautiful.

The Art of Title Design.

All of Earth’s Traffic. Take a 3D Photo Tour of Famous Places.

Burning House.

Gay Marriage.

What Shakespeare Gave Us.

I Was Fired Recently.

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Weekend Whirlwind

Pete may have lost his job on Friday, but we still had a great weekend!

Hit the Wallperformed by The Inconvenience at Steppenwolf’s Garage Theater, was loud, intense, emotional, and SOLD OUT. We were lucky to have scored tickets for Friday night’s show.

Saturday was spent record store hopping. We began with our traditional tacos at Big Star.

Then headed into Logan Square to check out Cains & Abels at Saki. Saki featured an amazing in-store performance line-up, sponsored by CHIRP and BrooklynVegan Chicago.

I was also looking for a few RSD exclusives. No luck with the Feist/Mastodon collab. But we did score The Numero Group’s yacht rock compilation, The Flaming Lips/Mastodon joint, Cains & Abels’ very exclusive cover of Harry Nilsson’s  “Turn on your Radio” put out by Whistler Records, and the talented and prolific Ryan Duggan’s cute Saki RSD poster.

The good ol’ Fullerton bus took us to Logan Hardware, where I leapt across the store when I spotted the “Tebowie” 7″. YES!!!!! Pete picked up Patterson Hood’s 7″ release of “After it’s Gone” and some words of encouragement from a former co-worker. We also enjoyed a few games of Mario Bros. and Frogger in the arcade and got a kick out of the “record butcher” wrapping up pounds of sound in the back room. After a stop at our beloved Quenchers for two pints, a perfect baseball game, and a photobooth session, we jumped back on the bus back to Saki to enjoy The Hollows‘ performance.

Pete and I rounded off the night with a couple more pints at Cleo’s and a stroll through Permanent Records. Five bus rides and three train rides. Quite a day!

Sunday began with our weekly stroll with the Sociabulls. Stickers braved the wind, waves, and geese with her buddies Mia and Tiger. I’m not gonna lie…it was really cold and windy. I think I just finally warmed up.

Our friend Linda kindly gave us her Cubs tickets for the day, and we met our wonderful pals Stephanie and Mary at “The Friendly Confines”. Yes. It was cold. But sunny! We made it through five innings and finished out the game at a nearby bar. It was so great to finish the weekend with those lovely ladies!

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