January 4, 2013

On The Scene

Yeah boy!! it's 2013! The future, as they say, is here... and speaking of which, where is my goddamn flying car? Seriously where is all that great technology we've been promised? Hell I'll keep it simple, where's my extended range electric (EREV) vehicle hybrid? Not the fake hybrid shit that Toyota's been selling for ten years which is just a gas vehicle platform with a few extra batteries. I'm talking real electric cars with unlimited range (it's just an electric car with an on-board generator) that can potentially get 200+ MPG. Is the Volt really the best we can do? And what about hydrogen fuel cell cars, whatever happen to that shit? How long are we going to put up with $4 gas huh? Meanwhile they are building cars that run on fucking AIR in India folks. OK Rant over.

This is the kind of year it's going to be people... a no holds barred, trash talking, button pushing, taking on the system kind of year.  Big things are coming down the pipe.  Stay tuned.  The following is a short list of what's popping this weekend. Lots of high quality events going on, check out what you can when you can. Enjoy.

JIM BELUSHI + Lil Rel & Adam Burke @ THE COMEDY BAR
@ The Comedy Bar- Chicago
Wow this sounds pretty freaking insane. Jim Belushi will be hosting all weekend with local legend Lil Rel Howery who's been seen on the Chelsea Lately TV show and has a brand new 30 minute special on Comedy Central. Also on the bill is the prolific Adam Burke and unnamed special guests, which knowing the Comedy Bar, means it's going to be a good lineup. Recommended
Friday and Saturday, Jan 4 & 5th @ 8PM & 10PM
@ The Lincoln Lodge
The Lincoln Lodge Presents:
Host - Saurin Choksi
Dan Ronan
Joe Kwaczala
Megan Gailey
Joe Kilgallon
That's a stacked line up.  If you haven't been to the Lincoln lodge yet, which is one of the longest, best run showcases in town, now is a good opportunity to check it out.
Tonight, (Jan 4th) 9pm
@ Stage 773
Wow... just look at the schedule. Bananas.
Local acts will be there such as:
The Puterbaugh Sisterz
Think Tank
All this week Jan 3 - Jan 13

Open mic @ Friars Tuck
This is a new weekly Saturday open mic at a fun time landmark dive/bar on Broadway known for it's cheap drinks and laid back crowd. Stumbling distance from the Laugh Factory.
Sat, Jan 5th

Weepin' Willows at Honky Tonk BBQ
@ Honky Tonk BBQ
Not comedy per se... but it's got Natalie Jose who will be on the OWN networks new show, singing her cute butt off + BBQ
Sat, Jan 5th

Kind Of Blue presents DANNY KALLAS
@ The Hideout
Featuring...
Danny Kallas

Junior Stopka
Jeff Steinbrunner
Nicholas Rouley
Hosted by Joe McAdam

That is a FANTASTIC line up for only $5, at one of the best kept secret venues in Chicago.  Get there.
Saturday Jan 5th

Blackout Diaries debut at Lincoln Lodge
@ The Lincoln Lodge
The wildly popular show about drinking goes weekly.
Recommended
Saturday Jan 5th

Midnight Mass
@ Reggies in Chicago
Saturday open Mic at South Loop rock venue.
Recommended
Saturday Jan 5th

Shine Box Comedy 
@ Cole's
Monday 8PM

James Allen Kamp
Editor