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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!
Meat Wave
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.
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Chicago, IL
landmark
Lake Shore Drive
Lake Shore Drive is a 15-mile stretch of urban parkway bordered by green space, beaches and Lake Michigan on the east, and skyscrapers on the west. Encompassed within Lake Shore Drive is Lakefront Trail, Lincoln Park, the Museum of Science and Industry, Soldier Field, Navy Pier, Buckingham Fountain and more.
Chicago, IL, USA
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outdoors
Hollywood Beach
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.
Chicago, IL, USA
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shopping
Thrift & Thrive
This large outpost for used & vintage home goods & apparel also performs clean-outs & estate sales.
6025 W Irving Park Rd, Chicago, IL 60634, USA
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shopping
Quimby’s
Indie bookstore offering offbeat titles, graphic novels & magazines, plus readings & special events.
1854 W North Ave, Chicago, IL 60622, USA
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landmark
Peanut Gallery
Peanut Gallery is a no-brow studio/exhibition space for creative collaboration & experimentation.
902 N California Ave, Chicago, IL 60622, USA
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food
Redhot Ranch
No-frills spot offering hot dogs, burgers & fries in a counter-serve space with outdoor seating.
3057 N Ashland Ave, Chicago, IL 60657, USA
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food
Fat Rice
Comfort food from around the world is served in a rustic space with communal tables & open kitchen.
2957 W Diversey Ave, Chicago, IL 60647, USA
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bar
Continental Lounge
A two-story tavern open until 4AM, attracting Chicago's scenesters and hipster who are in the mood to drink and dance. Locals affectionately refer to the bar as "Mistakes."
2801 W Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60622, USA
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shopping
The Brown Elephant

Thrift store selling clothing, furniture & books in support of the Howard Brown Health Center.

5404 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60640, USA
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bar
The Owl

A jukebox, an indoor waterfall & craft beers are the hallmarks of this quirky late-night bar.

2521 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60647, USA
landmark
Millennium Park
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.
201 E Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60601, USA
venue
Cole’s Bar

Live music, comedy & open-mike nights are showcased at this laid-back neighborhood watering hole.

2338 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60647, USA
venue
The Empty Bottle

Indie music venue & bar hosting alternative bands in a somewhat small space with cheap drinks.

1035 N Western Ave, Chicago, IL 60622, USA
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