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Reader's Agenda Sun 9/21: Aahh! Fest, Design Harvest, and Wand

WandLooking for something to do today? Agenda's got you covered.The Common- and Rhymefest-curated Aahh! Fest is today at Union Park, and the lineup is stacked: Jay Electronica, , and MC Lyte join Chicago heavyweights Lupe Fiasco and Lil Herb, and none ... [Published Chicago Reader - 8 hours ago]
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Weekly Top Five: The best of Jerry Lewis

As part of his series "The Unquiet American: Transgressive Comedies from the U.S.," former Reader critic Jonathan Rosenbaum presents a screening of Jerry Lewis's . Obviously, a survey of transgressive American comedies would be woefully incomplete without ... [Published Chicago Reader - 10 hours ago]
First reported Sep 20 2014 - Updated Sep 20 2014 - 1 reports

Stret View 217: Sheer elegance

Street View is a fashion series in which spotlights some of the coolest styles seen in Chicago.Alyssa models how smart girls show skin: sheer! And it works for all sizes—this type of fabric is incredibly forgiving. It's also how you can winterize more ... [Published Chicago Reader - Sep 20 2014]
Entities: Chicago
First reported Sep 20 2014 - Updated Sep 20 2014 - 1 reports

Reader's Agenda Sat 9/20: the Breeders, the Chicago Wandelweiser Festival, and Apple Festival

Looking for something to do today? Agenda's got you covered.If you thought Riot Fest was the last big rock show of the season, Goose Island hosts the , headlined by the Breeders. Luca Cimarusti hopes the band plays songs off their album Pod. "[The album] ... [Published Chicago Reader - Sep 20 2014]
Entities: Chicago, Pumpkin, Fruit
First reported Sep 20 2014 - Updated Sep 20 2014 - 1 reports

A few more things to see at Expo Chicago

This is the first thing I saw when I walked into Expo Chicago last night: "That's the story of my life," I told the gallery owner, a slim man with artistic glasses. (Many people at Expo have artistic glasses.)"You're not alone," he told me. We agreed ... [Published Chicago Reader - Sep 20 2014]
First reported Sep 19 2014 - Updated Sep 19 2014 - 1 reports

There's a raging inferno at River Roast

Many new restaurants, it seems, are in the thrall of the primal visual appeal of combustion. Places like Dusek's and the recently reviewed Promontory, to name two, feature prominently placed open blazes in their dining rooms and flames applied directly ... [Published Chicago Reader - Sep 19 2014]
First reported Sep 19 2014 - Updated Sep 19 2014 - 1 reports

One Bite: The meaty carne en su jugo at Taqueria Los Gallos #2

Carne en su jugo, Los Gallos #2Friend of the Food Chain Rob Lopata has probably forgotten more bowls of than I'll ever eat. Fortunately his remains viable, at least in the case of his number-one pick. Carne en su jugo, which literally means "meat in its ... [Published Chicago Reader - Sep 19 2014]
Entities: Jalapeño, Radish, Coriander
First reported Sep 19 2014 - Updated Sep 19 2014 - 1 reports

The latest big thing from Mayor Rahm: Janitors without mops!

Mayor Emanuel and the Chicago Board of Education hoped to pinch a few million pennies by privatizing school cleaning services.In his three years in office, Mayor Emanuel has tried such curious experiments in education as school libraries without librarians ... [Published Chicago Reader - Sep 19 2014]
First reported Sep 19 2014 - Updated Sep 19 2014 - 1 reports

He's back: Weasel Walter plays Chicago/RIP Kenny Wheeler

Cellular ChaosRockford native Weasel Walter has always had that first propelled him onto local stages with the earliest version of his band the Flying Luttenbachers, which included its namesake Hal Russell (ne Hal Luttenbacher) on drums. The multi-instrumentalist's ... [Published Chicago Reader - Sep 19 2014]
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The Red Lion Grill: A British-style pub, minus the beer

Things don’t seem to have gone well for Logan Square's —originally to be named the Red Lion Pub and Grill—in its first few months. First it turned out that the Red Lion Pub in Lincoln Park, which closed six years ago, was reopening (plans to rebuild the ... [Published Chicago Reader - Sep 19 2014]
First reported Sep 19 2014 - Updated Sep 19 2014 - 1 reports

'Dodging Invisible Rays' is a Guided by Voices classic in honor of their second break up

The club is. . .Writing this post is almost like writing a eulogy for an old friend. Yesterday it was announced that Ohio lo-fi indie-rock legends had called it quits. Sure they've done this before, so there's always the chance that it won't stick—front ... [Published Chicago Reader - Sep 19 2014]
First reported Sep 19 2014 - Updated Sep 19 2014 - 1 reports

Did you read about Scotland, a gay-friendly mosque in Africa, and SCOTUS?

Ruth Bader Ginsburg ain't nothing to fuck with. ers share stories that fascinate, amuse, or inspire us. Hey, : • That Scotland is ? (Or that voter turnout was an incredible 84.6 percent?) —Gwynedd Stuart• About the SCOTUS brief that cites ? —Drew Hunt ... [Published Chicago Reader - Sep 19 2014]

Quotes

Los Angeles garage-rockers Wand play Empty Bottle. "Front man Cory Hanson—who's played with [Ty] Segall bandmate Mikal Cronin and makes electronic pop under the name White—is Wand's ace in the hole, cutting through the corrosive grime of distorted guitars with fragile, insinuating, subtly sweet vocals that recall primo Syd Barrett" writes Peter Margasak in Soundboard
...Luca Cimarusti hopes the band plays songs off their album Pod. "[The album] has more in common with the early work of front woman Kim Deal's other band at the time, the Pixies (you may have heard of them). It's creepy, eerie, and haunting, kept alive by Steve Albini's massive antiproduction." Twin Peaks and Unknown Mortal Orchestra are also on the bill
"Man, that microfiber thing ain't shit! It doesn't get the floors clean like an old-fashioned mop. You ask any janitor."
...With 4 years of great shows and six killer albums, it was a hell of a comeback run," read a post on the band's official website. "The remaining shows in the next two months are unfortunately canceled. Our sincere apologies to those that have purchased tickets and made travel plans. Thanks to everyone who has supported GBV." No further explanation has been provided anywhere. is my favorite band...

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Reader's Agenda Sat 9/20: the Breeders, the Chi... [Published Chicago Reader - Sep 20 2014]
A few more things to see at Expo Chicago [Published Chicago Reader - Sep 20 2014]
There's a raging inferno at River Roast [Published Chicago Reader - Sep 19 2014]
One Bite: The meaty carne en su jugo at Taqueri... [Published Chicago Reader - Sep 19 2014]
He's back: Weasel Walter plays Chicago/RIP Kenn... [Published Chicago Reader - Sep 19 2014]
The latest big thing from Mayor Rahm: Janitors ... [Published Chicago Reader - Sep 19 2014]
'Dodging Invisible Rays' is a Guided by Voices ... [Published Chicago Reader - Sep 19 2014]
The Red Lion Grill: A British-style pub, minus ... [Published Chicago Reader - Sep 19 2014]
Did you read about Scotland, a gay-friendly mos... [Published Chicago Reader - Sep 19 2014]
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