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Sunday, May 31, 2009

Top 5 Lists - Simpsons Episodes & Quotes

Since I have been slacking on the updates and the top 5 lists, I decided to do two today.

After talking with some friends, I thought these two would be fun and also a little difficult. Please feel free to email or put yours in the comment section.

Top 5 Simpsons Episodes

1. Lisa on Ice – This is the episode where Lisa needs to play an outside sport in order to avoid getting a “F” in gym class. A Bart vs. Lisa classic.
2. Last Exit to Springfield – Homer because the union rep for the power plant and goes into negotiations with Mr. Burns after the plant goes on strike.
3. Homer the Great – In this episode, Homer becomes the chosen one to a underground group known as the Stonecutters
4. Cape Feare – The Simpsons re-inactment of the movie with Side Show Bob
5. Bart Sells His Soul – This one starts off with Bart getting Iron Butterfly played in a church service. Moe also opens up a family restaurant in his bar too. A classic!

Top 5 Simpsons Lines (I know, this one is impossible)

1. “Surly on looks out for one guy...Surly” – Surly Dwarf
2. “In America, first you get the sugar, then you get the power, then you get the women.” – Homer
3. “No children have ever meddled with the Republican Party and lived to tell about it..” – Sideshow Bob
4. “I’m going to the back seat of my car, with the woman I love, and I won’t be back for ten minutes!” – Homer
5. “Women and seamen don’t mix.” - Smithers

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

New Shows Announced

I am going to be updating this every week with new shows that have either been announced or go on sale the upcoming weekend. Now I am copying and pasting these without any filter, so just because they are on here, does not mean they are worth seeing. Some however are must sees. Charlatans UK, anyone?



TORI AMOS Chicago Theatre, 8/3, 7:30 PM, on sale Sat 5/30, 10 AM.

ARC ANGELS House of Blues, 8/1, 9 PM, 17+, on sale Fri 5/29, 10 AM.

BABYFACE, AFTER 7 Country Club Hills Theater, Country Club Hills, 6/13, 7 PM, 708-798-8133.

BENGA Smart Bar, 6/11, 10 PM, smartbarchicago.com.

CAGE Reggie's Rock Club, 7/7, 8 PM, 17+.

CASIOKIDS Schubas, 8/4, 9 PM, 18+, 773-525-2508.

KASEY CHAMBERS & SHANE NICHOLSON FitzGerald's, Berwyn, 6/13, 9 PM.

CHARLATANS, HATCHAM SOCIAL Double Door, 9/20, 9 PM, on sale Fri 5/29, noon.

CKY, GRAVEYARD, ASG House of Blues, 8/5, 7:30 PM, 17+, on sale Fri 5/29, 10 AM.

THE CULT House of Blues, 9/2, 8 PM, 17+, on sale Sat 5/30, 10 AM.

ALBERT CUMMINGS House of Blues, 8/14, 10 PM, on sale Fri 5/29, 10 AM.

ROB DICKINSON Schubas, 6/21, 8 PM, 773-525-2508.

DR. JOHN & THE LOWER 911 BAND Beverly Arts Center, 6/26, 8 PM, all-ages.

FEATURES, AUTOVAUGHN Schubas, 7/10, 10 PM, 773-525-2508.

FOGHAT Beverly Arts Center, 6/19, 8 PM, all-ages.

FUTURE OF THE LEFT Schubas, 7/21, 9 PM, 773-525-2508.

GAELIC STORM Beverly Arts Center, 8/13, 8 PM, all-ages.

TREVOR HALL Beat Kitchen, 8/6, 7 PM, all-ages, on sale Sat 5/30, 10 AM.

HATEBREED, CHIMAIRA Pearl Room, Mokena, 8/7, 6 PM, all-ages, on sale Sat 5/30, 11 AM.

JEFFREE STAR, ARTIST VS. POET Reggie's Rock Club, 8/10, 6 PM, all-ages.

LITTLE FEAT Old Town School of Folk Music, 8/28, 7:30 and 10 PM, all-ages, on sale Fri 5/29, 9 AM, 773-728-6000.

MEKONS Schubas, 7/30, 7 PM, 773-525-2508.

MONO, MASERATI Bottom Lounge, 10/4, 8 PM, on sale Mon 6/1, 4 PM.

OUTLAWS Beverly Arts Center, 8/7, 8 PM, all-ages.

PETE AND J Schubas, 7/31, 10:30 PM, 773-525-2508.

RATT, EXTREME House of Blues, 7/24, 9 PM, 17+, on sale Sat 5/30, 10 AM.

REBIRTH BRASS BAND, MAS TRUENO Martyrs', 7/31, 10 PM, 800-594-8499.


XAVIER RUDD, JEREMY FISHER the Vic, 8/11, 8 PM, 18+, on sale Sat 5/30, 10 AM.

SCHOOL OF SEVEN BELLS Empty Bottle, 10/14, 9:30 PM.

THE SCRIPT, PARACHUTE Martyrs', 8/9, 9:30 PM, on sale Sat 5/30, 10 AM.

SMV, REGGIE HELM Country Club Hills Theater, Country Club Hills, 6/20, 7 PM, 708-798-8133.

STAIND, SHINEDOWN, CHEVELLE, HALESTORM Congress Theater, 8/27, on sale Sat 5/30, 10 AM, 888-512-7469.

TEEN IDOLS, SQUIRTGUN Reggie's Rock Club, 6/24, 7 PM, 17+.

THIN LIZZY House of Blues, 7/16, 9 PM, on sale Fri 5/29, 10 AM.

TREWS, ZO2 Schubas, 8/5, 9 PM, 773-525-2508.


KANYE WEST Chicago Theatre, 6/11, 8:30 PM.

DAR WILLIAMS, STEPHEN KELLOGG & THE SIXERS Old Town School of Folk Music, 8/23, 7 PM, all-ages, on sale Fri 5/29, 9 AM, 773-728-6000.

KELLER WILLIAMS Park West, 10/17, 8 PM, 18+, on sale Sat 5/30, 10 AM.

JOHNNY WINTER Beverly Arts Center, 7/17, 8 PM, all-ages.

WORLD'S LARGEST BLOCK PARTY WITH BEN FOLDS, GAVIN DEGRAW, COLLECTIVE SOUL, AND OTHERS Madison & Des Plaines, 7/10-11, 5:30 PM, worldslargestblockparty.com.

Friday, May 08, 2009

Friday's Top 5 list - Toughest Guitar Solos

After rocking out on my way home last night, I thought this week’s top 5 should deal with shredding.

Ok people, your top 5 tough as nails guitar solos and we are talking kick you in the face tough, not difficulty. We’re talking the kind of tough where after you heard it, you wanted to buy a guitar, get a hotel room and trash the fuck out of it.

1. Eddie Van Halen – Eruption (this solo was so fucking bad ass, they just made it a song)

2. Jimi Hendrix – Voodoo Child – I can hear Jimi, can you?

3. George Lynch – Mr. Scary – You gotta love the hair and the triggered drums, but they don’t come close to taming the massive shredding going on here.

4. Kirk Hammet (Metallica) – One – It may have been their first video, but in this song you can hear how amazing of a guitar player Kirk Hammet is. One of the best and smoothest shredders of all time. Solo begins at 5:45.

5. Marty Freedman (Megadeath) – Holy Wars – The actual solo begins at 4:36 mark, but the song as whole is pretty bad ass!