The Columbia Chronicle

American Wrestlers say ‘Hello, Dear’ to nationwide tour

American Wrestlers say ‘Hello, Dear’ to nationwide tour

December 5, 2016

Gary McClure, lead singer and guitarist of St. Louis indie band American Wrestlers, said he actually had a great upbringing—despite the title of the band’s newest album, Goodbye Terrible Youth. The ...

Pin, patch pop-up brings whole ‘gang’ together

Pin, patch pop-up brings whole ‘gang’ together

By Arts & Culture Reporter

October 10, 2016

A pop-up shop hosted by GirlPinGang, a collective meant to empower women and nonbinary pin and patch makers, will be held Oct. 16 at the Empty Bottle in the Ukrainian Village neighborhood.The Fall Flair F...

Cuban cafe toasts to a new location

Cuban cafe toasts to a new location

September 19, 2016

"The Cubano is a classic,” said Cafécito customer Abel Seiken as she bit into the signature dish. After opening in 2008, Cafécito has since expanded from the 26 E. Congress Parkway location to include anothe...

From alleyways to galleries

By Arts & Culture Editor

March 14, 2016

A crumpled bag of Cheetos, some balled-up t-shirts and maybe a PlayStation. In the mess of a student’s dirty dorm room, one icon shines through the clutter: a concert poster from a favorite band.“The concert poster represents a tangible connection to part of their identity,” said Dan MacAdam, illustrator and founder of Crosshair Silkscreen Printing and Design. “They can put it up in their room and display it to their frie...

Chicago’s HOMME  duo gets home-y

Chicago’s HOMME duo gets home-y

February 29, 2016

Chicago-based HOMME is slithering its way through the city’s music scene with its self-titled debut album, released Nov. 13. Friends Sima Cunningham and Macie Stewart, who both sing and play instruments,...

Someone You Should Know: Dewayne Sutton

Someone You Should Know: Dewayne Sutton

November 18, 2015

Dewayne Sutton, 33, finished active duty in the U.S. Navy on Dec. 15, 2014. By Sept. 8, he enrolled at Columbia. Leaving the service with a couple injures and a long list of medals and other achieveme...

The Vaselines heal Chicago

The Vaselines heal Chicago

January 26, 2015

When is enough actually enough? Bands like The Rolling Stones have been playing for more than 50 years and U2 has been at it since 1976, yet both bands are still touring and releasing new music. The l...

South Side skating and bowling rink celebrates Breast Cancer Awareness Month

South Side skating and bowling rink celebrates Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October 13, 2014

In the South Side neighborhood of Englewood, women and their daughters attended the Oct. 8 Save Our Girls event at the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Park & Family Entertainment Center, 1219 W. 76th St....

Dopey DeMarco shows depth

Dopey DeMarco shows depth

By Brandon Howard

April 7, 2014

The last time Mac DeMarco played at The Empty Bottle, 1035 N. Western Ave, was in July 2013. At the time, the young Canadian lo-fi indie rocker was just finishing recording his new album Salad Days, releas...

Big business, little Pilsen

Big business, little Pilsen

February 24, 2014

Thalia Hall, one of Pilsen’s most historic buildings, is getting a rock ‘n’ roll makeover.The four-stem structure at 1807 S. Allport St. is slated to reopen its doors as a music venue in the first qua...

Conflict over Northwestern visitor center

By Hallie Zolkower-Kutz

November 26, 2012

Northwestern University is facing opposition to its plan to construct a new visitor center in Evanston, a move preservationists say will be detrimental to the environment.Controversy arose Nov. 13 when Evanston’s City Council approved the construction on the university’s Lakefill, an area of land on the Southeast side of Northwestern’s campus. The council rejected arguments made by the suburb’s Preservation Commission, which dis...

Empty Bottle ‘Peeing it Forward’ for American Liver Foundation

By Sophia Coleman

October 2, 2011

Drinking off of the bathroom floor of a bar has never sounded so pleasingor commendable.The Empty Bottle, 1035 N. Western Ave., a dive bar known for hosting some of the best alternative rock and jazz in the city, but more importantly, for its eclectic walls full of musicians’ and artists’ blood, sweat and signatures—recently remodeled. Now the place is donating some of their bits and pieces to the American Liver Foundation.The...

We've got you covered