Thursday, May 24th - The Sands by Half Acre Beer Company @ Montrose Beach – Chicago, IL

The Half Acre team knows how to throw a party, and they decided to kick-off Chicago Craft Beer Week with an event all their own. They haven’t put on a big celebration since their Christmas party back in 2010 – On Photon (photos from that party are here). Unlike On Photon, The Sands was their first party outside of the brewery, and the weather at Montrose Beach could not have been better for an outdoor event. Over 350 people attended and were able to sample beers from some great local and regional breweries, including Three Floyds, Revolution, Cigar City, Shorts, Firestone Walker, Piece, Dogfish Head and many more. In addition to the beer, Big Star and Belly Shack provided the food, while a DJ, mariachi band and the Jesse White Tumblers provided the entertainment (video of these guys tumbling is on the way). It is great to see Half Acre thriving in Chicago, and I can’t wait for the next big party.

Thanks a lot to the Half Acre team for letting me photograph their event and drink their beer. I’ve posted a lot of photos below, and at the very bottom, you can view the whole gallery from the evening.

The Sands by Half Acre Beer Company @ Montrose Beach - Chicago, IL

The Sands by Half Acre Beer Company @ Montrose Beach - Chicago, IL

The Sands by Half Acre Beer Company @ Montrose Beach - Chicago, IL

The Sands by Half Acre Beer Company @ Montrose Beach - Chicago, IL

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Tuesday, April 3rd - An Afternoon At Wrigley

Wrigley Field - June 2011

Wrigley Field - June 2011

Wrigley Field - June 2011

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Thursday, March 22nd - Ezra Furman & The Harpoons @ Ribfest – 6/11/11

I realized last night that I have a lot of old photos, from last summer in Chicago, that I never posted. Included in this heap of files were some shots from Ezra’s Ribfest set. Check out Ezra’s site for the latest tour dates.

Ezra Furman & The Harpoons @ Ribfest - 6/11/11

Ezra Furman & The Harpoons @ Ribfest - 6/11/11

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Thursday, June 16th - Dengue Fever @ Do Division Festival – 6/4/11

Dengue Fever @ Do Division Festival - 6/4/11

Dengue Fever @ Do Division Festival - 6/4/11

Dengue Fever @ Do Division Festival - 6/4/11

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Wednesday, June 15th - Justin Townes Earle @ Pritzker Pavilion – 5/30/11

Justin Townes Earle @ Pritzker Pavilion - 5/30/11

Justin Townes Earle @ Pritzker Pavilion - 5/30/11

Justin Townes Earle @ Pritzker Pavilion - 5/30/11

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Friday, June 10th - Bailiff’s Record Release Show for Red Balloon @ Lincoln Hall – 6/4/11

Bailiff @ Lincoln Hall - Red Balloon Record Release Show - 6/4/11

Bailiff @ Lincoln Hall - Red Balloon Record Release Show - 6/4/11

Bailiff @ Lincoln Hall - Red Balloon Record Release Show - 6/4/11

Bailiff @ Lincoln Hall - Red Balloon Record Release Show - 6/4/11

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Thursday, June 9th - Man Man @ Metro – 5/24/11

Man Man @ Metro - 5/24/11

Man Man @ Metro - 5/24/11

Man Man @ Metro - 5/24/11

Man Man @ Metro - 5/24/11

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Wednesday, June 8th - Ezra Furman & The Harpoons @ Subterranean – 4/23/11

And more old photos… these are from Ezra Furman’s set at Subterranean back in April.

Ezra Furman & The Harpoons @ Subterranean - 4/23/11

Ezra Furman & The Harpoons @ Subterranean - 4/23/11

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Wednesday, June 8th - Will Hoge @ Evanston SPACE – 4/2/11

A couple of months ago, I posted a some photos from Will’s show at Evanston SPACE. I had a handful left-overs which were yet to be posted, and figured I’d put those up too. You can see the full set of photos below in the viewer.

Will Hoge @ Evanston SPACE - 4/2/11

Will Hoge @ Evanston SPACE - 4/2/11

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Monday, June 6th - Message from Big Z to the Chicago Media

After stating the obvious yesterday, Carlos Zambrano decided to speak his mind – rationally and under control. No anger. No cursing. And frankly, Carlos was right about everything he said. After six losses in a row, the Cubs are miserable. Someone needs to get fired up and get this team in line.

Chicago media jumped on the opportunity to call out Big Z – demanding a suspension, fine or even a trade. They are all idiots. This is the message I suspect Big Z would like to deliver to these media members:

Chicago Cubs vs Pittsburgh Pirates @ Wrigley Field - 4/2/11

Chicago Cubs vs Pittsburgh Pirates @ Wrigley Field - 4/2/11