A message from Tom Ricketts, Oct 27th, 2017

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The following is a letter sent to those that live in the “Wrigleyville” neighborhood. Dear Cubs Fans, “We never quit!” Our memorable team chant never rang more true than this season. Powered by the camaraderie in the clubhouse and gutsy performances on the field, our remarkable team transformed a challenging start into another deep postseason run – a truly impressive feat as we are just the second World Series champions in the past 15 years to win their division the year after hoisting the trophy. Years in the making, our…

Patio Theater – Shows from 10/14/17 – 10/28/17

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The Patio Theater • 6008 W Irving Park Rd • Chicago, Illinois Upcoming Shows THE MASSACRE The 24-hour-horror-movie-marathon – THE MASSACRE! Films Include: THEY LIVE DRACULA HAS RISEN FROM THE GRAVE FALL OF THE HOUSE OF USHER (Silent with live organ) GREMLINS 2 Tickets Available … Saturday 10/1412:00 PM Tickets BOTOKS Patryk Vega, tworca kasowych hitow kinowych, uderza w polska sluzbe zdrowia. W tym filmie zadna scena nie jest wymyslona! “Botoks”, nowe dzielo autora “Sluzb specjalnych”, “Pitbulla. Nowych porzadkow” … Friday 10/208:00 PM Tickets$23 The Patio Theater PresentsTHE N.Y. DOG FILM FESTIVAL…

Southshore Line train from downtown Chicago to Michigan City Indiana

South Shore line sign as seen from inside the train

Whenever I find myself on a non-L, non-subway train (Metra, Amtrak, etc), I think “Now why don’t I use this as a mode of transportation more often??”.  At about 10 bucks a pop, we were able to get from Millennium Station in downtown Chicago IL to Michigan City Indiana (Home of the Lighthouse Outlet Mall).   Even the simplest of  views can seem more interesting from the comfort of a train that is replacing the effort (and risk) of driving.   Here’s something for the historical record. A view from…

Tomorrow’s Cubs Charities 50/50 Raffle proceeds will benefit Hurricane Harvey relief

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Tomorrow’s Cubs Charities 50/50 Raffle proceeds will benefit Hurricane Harvey relief Cubs Charities will join the fight to help those affected by Hurricane Harvey Wednesday, August 30, by donating 50/50 Raffle proceeds raised at the game to the American Red Cross. The American Red Cross is working to provide safe shelter and comfort for the many people impacted by Hurricane Harvey, the most dangerous hurricane to strike the United States in over a decade. Fans can purchase 50/50 Raffle tickets from uniformed Cubs Charities raffle ticket sellers starting two hours…

WÜRST MUSIC & BEER FEST

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Murder By Death, The Anniversary, Diarrhea Planet, Masked Intruder, Shiner, Dramatic Lovers, Pkew Pkew Pkew, The Crombies, Post Child, Last False Hope, Kali Masi, Bleach Party, The Eradicator, Adam Lee, Speed Babes, Bad Mechanics, Tidal, Sam Vicari, Sincere Engineer, Hi Ho Friday Sep 8, 2017  –  Sunday Sep 10, 2017 12:00 PM $25 Plumbers Local Union Randolph & Ogden Chicago, ILIt might not be the BEST music fest, but it’s probably the Würst.** 3-Day Passes: $25 ** Tickets and Different food and drink packages available here. GutenBucks are accepted by all food vendors and…

A message from the Chicago Cubs regarding the upcoming  Green Day, Lady Gaga and Zac Brown Band shows

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A message from the Chicago Cubs regarding the upcoming  Green Day, Lady Gaga and Zac Brown Band Wrigley concerts The tradition of hosting world-class entertainment at the Friendly Confines continues with the final three shows of the season! Show and Gate Times:    The Green Day show is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. CDT Thursday, August 24. Gates open at approximately 5:30 p.m. CDT. The Lady Gaga show is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. CDT Friday, August 25. Gates open at approximately 5:30 p.m. CDT. The Zac Brown Band…

Lady Gaga concert starts at 7 p.m. Friday, August 25

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    Here’s some information from Cubs.com regarding the Lady Gaga concert at 7 p.m. Friday, August 25. – Jane Lady Gaga will make her performance debut at Wrigley Field Friday, August 25. The show is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. CDT and ballpark gates will open at approximately 5:30 p.m. CDT. For early arriving ticket holders, concert festivities will begin at 3 p.m. at the DraftKings Fantasy Sports Zone, located at the corner of Addison Street and Sheffield Avenue, and the Park at Wrigley, located adjacent to the ballpark on…

Kroozin’ Music

Kroozin Music Records and Tapes

While starting to piece together the LoudPlace record shop, we thought It might be a good idea to offer some sort of tribute to my childhood record store – Kroozin’ Music. So I thought a nice web presence was in order and did some digging. Growing up in Brighton Park on Chicago’s South Side, the record store of choice was Kroozin’ Music at 4069 s Archer Avenue Chicago, IL 60632 (You know, by the Brighton Theater and Zip’s Ice Cream). According to public record, a great man named Tom Brown…

Lollapalooza 2017, Friday (Day 2).

PUP on Friday, Day 2 of Lollapalooza 2017 in Grant Park Chicago Illinois

Fresh off an early exit the night before due to a storm evacuation, we make sure log enough Lolla hours and get Grant Park around Noon. PUP was a great way to start the day out with some rock n’ roll. Here is some casual footage to provide a sample of their show I dust off the Girl’s 1991 Lollapalooza (The FIRST Lollapalooza) once each year [more later… off to day 3] Please follow and like us:

Lollapalooza 2017, Thursday (Day 1).

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NOTE: We’ve decided to edit this site live since we’re really not telling people about it yet so make sure to check back as we’ll be editing, proof-reading, adding video, more images, etc.!   Remember: Not to tight, not too loose.   No chains over 10 inches allowed this year and I can’t by drinking all day un-tethered. After our usual easy EL train ride to Lolla, it was a great start to the festing with no waiting in line to get in. The North entrance is always a nice…