The Columbia Chronicle

With its DIY attitude and nostalgic lyrics, Tinley Park-based quintet Real Friends straddles the line between the emo and pop-punk genres. The band’s new documentary, “Moving Forward,” premiered Feb. 19 in Orland Park and discusses its latest album, its growth, touring and what it is like to be in a band.

Real Friends ‘move forward’ with documentary, new music

February 23, 2015

In 2008, Kyle Fasel (bass), Dave Knox (guitar), Dan Lambton (vocals), Eric Haines (guitar) and Brian Blake (drums) started Real Friends, a crossover pop-punk and emo band based out of Tinley Park, Illinoi...

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...

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...

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