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Rocking out with Young Jesus

By Sophia Coleman

February 20, 2012

Rock ‘n’ roll will save your soul, for Jesus has risen in the form of a local “party-angst indie” quartet.With zero ties to the Christian Rock genre, Young Jesus has made it a goal to create relatable, passionate music for those who love fluid guitar riffs, hearty vocals and trance-like rhythms. The band—made up of John Rossiter on lead vocals and guitar, Shawn Nystrand on bass, Cody Kellogg on lead guitar and Pete...

Chicago restaurants go green

By Matt Watson

September 6, 2011

An array of vegetables and solar panels share the rooftop deck of Uncommon Ground, 1401 W. Devon Ave., and provide the restaurant with fresh produce and energy, as well as a sense of pride in being the nation’s first certified organic rooftop farm. With a three-star rating from the Green Restaurant Association, Uncommon Ground is Chicago’s most sustainable diner.[kml_flashembed publishmethod="dynamic" fversion="10.1.8276" useex...

Pole Dancing Fitness

By Cristina Aguirre

February 21, 2011

Women straddle and spin around ‘stripper’ poles, roll their bodies and flip their hair, following an instructor, who leads the class in a heart-pounding cardio workout. Pole dancing is not just for strippers anymore. New studios are appearing around Chicago, and more women are discovering pole dance as a way to express their sexuality, make new friends and get in shape.The Chronicle takes you inside the lessons at Flirty Gi...

Young, loud and Frantic

By Luke Wilusz

April 12, 2010

Suburban punk rockers The Frantic got together when the four members were 13. Since then, they’ve moved on from playing small-time parties and local shows to releasing a CD and playing two years on the Vans Warped Tour.Lead singer Kyle Dee talked to The Chronicle before the band headed into the studio to record its second album.The Chronicle: How did The Frantic get started?Kyle Dee: The Frantic got started about seven years ago. We were jus...

Band of buddies rock it hard and steady

By WilliamPrentiss

December 7, 2009

King Sparrow’s music belies its size. The group comprises only three members, but sounds like a marching band stomping through the listener’s ear canal. The band accomplishes this minor feat with a heavy mesh of guitar, drums and bass injected with a shot of inertia and adrenaline.Bassist Sean Price, guitarist Eric Georgevich and drummer John McGeown all attended Lane Technical High School where they played in a band tog...

U.S. takes positive steps toward medical marijuana reform

By Lauren Kelly

November 9, 2009

Deputy Attorney General David Ogden issued a memo on Oct. 19 directing U.S. federal attorneys to cease prosecution of medical marijuana patients and dispensaries that operate legally under established state laws.This memo is a step in the right direction toward a sensible marijuana policy in the U.S.According to the official Department of Justice memo, prosecution of people using marijuana for medical purposes “is unlikely t...


Punk rock gets a little glee

October 10, 2008

A local Chicago group is hitting a high note with a different take on acapella.Every Monday night at Epiphany Episcopal Church, 201 S. Ashland Ave., Blue Ribbon Glee Club meets to sing, dance and enjoy the ...

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