Naked Raygun

Where to begin on 80's Chicago Punk Rock I don't know where to begin with this band. When I think of 80's old school, Chicago punk rock, I think of Naked Raygun. There were four members of Naked Raygun, I started to listen to them back in highschool.…


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Born in Blue Island I was born in Blue Island, Illinois at St. Francis Hospital and grew up in Riverdale. Riverdale borders Chicago on its Southern edge. So, yes I am a Southsider. I was born in 1972 at that hospital. St. Francis became Metro…

Brach’s Candy Factory

Like a kid in a candy store Inside the abandoned Brach's Candy Factory on Chicago's far Westside. I ventured in here with a group of "urban exploration" people from a Meetup in 2007. Normally, when I was younger I would venture into these abandoned…

Acme Steel Coke Plant

Trespassing Back in July 2004, I was driving past the Acme Steel Coke Plant that was located on Torrance Avenue near the  South Deering neighborhood on Chicago's extreme Southern tip. I noticed that the fence was partly skewed. It was locked,…

The Drifter Chicago

The Drifter Chicago. It has great entertainment, lovely burlesque acts etc.  Great drinks. They have a rotating list of over 100 cocktails and present the drinks on Tarot cards. Nightly performances, this hidden gem is perfect for cocktail…

Chicago Cultural Center

The Chicago Cultural Center Inside the Chicago Cultural Center. It's located on the corner of Michigan Avenue and Randolph Street. Very nice staff, I asked them if photography was allowed. The woman behind the reception desk said "Yes, but …

Bordel Chicago

Bordel Chicago Bordel Chicago is the spot for great burlesque shows. The interior is lit up with red lights. The drinks are great, the bartenders are great! Great service. For a good time, and a great performance. Check them out!

Art Institute of Chicago

The Art Institute of Chicago The Art Institute of Chicago, founded in 1879 and located in Chicago's Grant Park, is one of the oldest and largest art museums in the United States. I really like this museum. As I found on my more recent visit,…