Continuing the discussion from Goals //// 2018:
Given how many members either live in, around or often visit Chicago, it makes sense to have a thread dedicated to meet-ups, upcoming shows (attending or performing), and general convo!
Logan Square Farmer’s Market – @barnjazz’s regular haunt for vegan kimchi goodness, sourced from the Logan Square Farmer’s Market’s own farmers! Also, Kyle is current reigning title-holder for “the sweetest guy anyone’s ever met.”
Nerd Audio – helmed by Cory Sterling. He’s organized the recent Chicago Modular on the Spot shows, though these seem to be on hiatus due to the closure of Lost Arts. Performs as Red Stripe Down. First Saturday of every month is a big modular jam at Nerd Audio, open to all folks to share their rigs, learn from others, and save 10% on all purchases.
Synth City – the unassuming back room of Rock N Roll Vintage is full of helpful folks (AJ is tied with Cory for nicest dude who’s also happy to sell you something) and sees a ton of used module traffic. They always try to offset the (edit: Rahm) Chicago city tax by frequently offering 15% off through Reverb, which can be bought for in-store pickup.
Gramophone Records – Rhythm Roulette goldmine. Stocks new Stones Throw releases alongside forgotten + undiscovered House/Funk/Soul gems.
Art of Pizza – Fuck Giordano’s, fuck Lou’s, fuck Pequod’s, fuck Gino’s. This is no bullshit deep dish by the slice. The scrolling-message electronic sign in the parking lot once featured a slide that just said ‘AT&T SUCKS’. This is where God eats on a cheat day.
Beard and Belly at Long Room. With a heavy heart and empty stomach, I regret to share that B&B is temporarily out of regularity, as they open their own spot Summer 2018. When they do re-open, get ‘The Burger’ w/pink, fries and spicy remoulade. Consistently the best burger I have ever had in Chicago. Every damn time.