COLLiDE Travel is an interactive collection of city guides curated by local bands, artists and tastemakers. Spanning the globe, hundreds of creatives have shared their favorite local hangs, from the underground to the upscale, and everything in between. So choose a city and start exploring!
Psychedelic, multi-instrumentalist, Jude Shuma, was raised in the outskirts of Chicago where he found his first guitar and started writing music at the age of 15. His sun-drenched reverberations appeal to daydreaming and summer vacations. “Another perfect day to get nothing done underneath the sun” Shuma sings on “Float.” With a few songs to his name, Shuma landed one track on the new HBO series, Ballers. More new music is on the horizon.
Buffalo Exchange Chicago
Hip chain that buys, sells, trades trendy vintage & used clothing & accessories for men & women.
-Recommended by Ajani Jones
Michigan Avenue is a major north-south street in Chicago which runs at 100 east on the Chicago grid. The northern end of the street is at Lake Shore Drive on the shore of Lake Michigan in the Gold Coast Historic District.
Intimate lounge/club delivering drinks, karaoke & dancing in a vintage setting (the building is over 100 years old). Each night of the week offers something different from live bands and karaoke, to sports nights and burlesque shows. Karaoke is what draws crowds so be sure to partake - you may even be treated to some singers from the neighboring theatre district.
"I love seeing bands at The Empty Bottle. Good folks run it. Good people go there. Good bands go there. The bartenders are nice. The sound and sightlines are mostly good, too. And the tamale guy comes through about 1am." -The Life And Times