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!
Formed in 2011, Meat Wave is comprised of punk scene stalwarts, Chris Sutter (vocals/guitar), Joe Gac (bass), and Ryan Wizniak (drums). Earlier this year, Meat Wave released their most emotionally charged record-to-date, The Incessant. The album is a reflection of frontman Chris Sutter’s brutal confrontation with reality after the end of a 12-year relationship. Meat Wave teamed up with legendary Chicago producer Steve Albini (Pixies, The Breeders, Mogwai) to record the project.
Lake Shore Drive
"There's truly no better place to be than cruising down Lake Shore Drive. This has been my feeling since I was a kid. You know I've certainly come to love the Aliotta Haynes Jeremiah song as well." -In Tall Buildings
Hollywood Beach (recently renamed Osterman Beach for the late Kathy Osterman, the former Special Events Director for the city) is a smaller beach that attracts the local gay community and neighboring residents and features a fishing pier and a gay volleyball league.
Millennium Park is a public park located in the Loop community area of Chicago and originally intended to celebrate the third millennium. The park officially opened in 2004, four years behind schedule. Within the park is the Jay Pritzker Pavilion, Cloud Gate, the Crown Fountain, the Lurie Garden, and various other attractions including Grant Park which hosts Lollapalooza. Because the park sits atop a parking garage and the commuter rail Millennium Station, it is considered the world's largest rooftop garden.
"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