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We’re with the band (MUCCA PAZZA!)

Have you ever wondered what became of your former high school marching band members?* Well if they live in Chicago, there’s a chance they are now performing with Mucca Pazza, “a marching band that thinks it’s a rock band.” I found out about this gloriously delightful performance group through my friend Anh, whose boyfriend Brent […]

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Bip Bip (snap snap)

I barely speak 10 words of Portuguese.  But music transcends language, and listening to the musicians at Bip Bip was one of the highlights of my trip to Brazil. Located on a side street off of the beach in Copcacabana, Bip Bip is a tiny hole-in-the-wall establishment featuring live music and a self-serve fridge full […]

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Kaskade: Atmosphere Tour, Chicago

Last month I FINALLY had the chance to see Kaskade, live.  Even if you’re not familiar with EDM (electronic dance music), chances are you’ve heard of Kaskade, otherwise known as Ryan Raddon, recently named America’s Best DJ 2013. Quite the title, huh? Doesn’t hurt that he’s also one of the highest paid DJs in the […]

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The Alabama Shakes

My friend Jon and I got tickets to see the Alabama Shakes Monday night. We decided to make a night of it (go big or go home), so we made pre-concert dinner plans as well. As luck would have it, it happened to be Philadelphia Restaurant Week.

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