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Sometimes you reach a point in your life when something inside of you just breaks and no matter what you do, you can't fix it. You hate your job, you hate your apartment, you hate the city you live in. I had currently reached that point in my life when I decided to move from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to Seattle, Washington. Why? Because I could. I wasn't sure driving a car full of my belongings roughly over 2,500 miles on I-90 was going to necessarily fix everything wrong with my life, but I was certain it would be the kick in the ass I needed to change. So here I am, a week later, typing this from Seattle ...
Multi-day music festival Riot Fest returns to Douglas Park in Chicago for its twelfth year, September 15-17th. The independent music festival specializes in punk, rock ...
Pitchfork Music Festival returns to Union Park in Chicago for it's twelfth year (except 2005's "Intonation Music Festival" tag) July 14-16. As usual ...
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Multi-day music festival Riot Fest returns to Douglas Park in Chicago for its twelfth year, September 15-17th. The independent music festival specializes in punk, rock, alternative, metal, and hip-hop. Not to mention, there will be carnival rides, sideshow performers, and top-notch food vendors added to the mix of performers. If that wasn't reason enough to attend, here's the top ten acts we're most excited to see perform at Riot Fest. 10 HDBeenDope There's something intriguing about young rapper HDBeenDope and it's not just his name; his sound and style is fresh enough to stand out ...
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Whoa-oh is both a pop-punk staple and a songwriting trick that finds its way across many genres. Is it a ...
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