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Photo: The Lawrence Arms (again) at Metro
May 7, 2018, 9:53 pm
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My show attendance has been lacking over the last few years. I guess I’m getting OLD because I’m finding that sometimes I’d rather just hang at home (Dateline tho) vs venture out to the city for a concert (…and do you even KNOW what the parking is like in Wrigleyville?!). Well, that’s not very punk rock of me, so another one of my New Year’s resolutions was to say “yes” to more shows this year. I have an uncharacteristically high amount of posts on the Lawrence Arms, but hell, here’s another one. Saw them on April 12th at Metro with Banner Pilot (god, they were good), and here’s a clip of everyone’s favorite New Year’s Eve tune, “100 Resolutions.”


Photo: Resolutions.
February 20, 2018, 9:09 pm
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I know it’s a little late to talk about New Year’s resolutions, but I wanted to touch on one goal I was proud to meet in 2017. I strongly believe in the necessity to perpetually educate–to feed one’s mind in a variety of ways, whether inside or outside of a classroom. I primarily do this by reading–horror and sci-fi, mostly. I wanted to read a book a month in 2017, but I ended up reading 18! Below are the books–most interesting was definitely the “Silo Series.” Looking to hit at least 20 this year.

Photo: The Lawrence Arms’ War on Christmas Night 3 2017
January 2, 2018, 4:29 pm
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Managed to catch the Lawrence Arms during night three of their “War on Christmas” shows. That is to say, I returned from my vacation to Cancun that night and went straight to the Bottom Lounge from O’Hare. Punk rock, right?

Photo: Stephen King at North Central College
October 10, 2017, 9:24 pm
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On September 29th, I was finally able to cross an item off my bucket list: to see Stephen King in person. The obvious rival to this would be to meet him or get an autograph, but hey–he’s a famous author, and you just can’t do that stuff anymore. He and his son, Owen, were doing a book tour in support of their recent release, Sleeping Beauties. It was amazing to be able to hear him discuss his writing process, how he and his son built off one another for this collaborative work and even his candid take on politics…

Below is the only photo I was able to take. A great experience.

May 6, 2017, 7:59 pm
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When you finally make it into the background of the sportscasters’ commentary on CSN. 

Photos: Menzingers at Metro. 
March 13, 2017, 9:14 pm
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“We argued over which Bad Religion album was better…”

Photo: Alkaline Trio at Metro.
February 11, 2017, 8:58 am
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I legitimately cannot count the times that I’ve seen this band, but man–it never gets old.