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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!
Ryley Walker

Ryley Walker gained attention with the 2015 release of his breakout album, Primrose Green, including praise from Robert Plant and Danny Thompson. After a ten-month recording stint, Walker returns with an international tour and the release of his sophomore album, Golden Sings That Have Been Sung (Dead Oceans), on August 19.

city guide:
Chicago, IL
Gaslight Coffee Roasters
Hip, shabby-chic coffeehouse featuring a changing roster of house-roasted java plus tea & pastries. -Recommended by Varsity
2385 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60647, USA
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Constellation Jazz Club

Constellation is a jazz club in Chicago, Illinois, founded in 2013 by Mike Reed, a Chicago-based drummer and composer.

3111 N Western Ave, Chicago, IL 60618, USA
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Dusty Groove

Spiffy storefront stop for rare, new & used LPs & CDs from a wide range of genres, plus DVDs.

1120 N Ashland Ave, Chicago, IL 60622, USA
Permanent Records

Cheerful storefront space stocking used LPs, CDs & DVDs, & hosting occasional events.

1914 W Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60622, USA
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The Empty Bottle
"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
1035 N Western Ave, Chicago, IL 60622, USA
La Chaparrita

Basic Mexican grocery store on a corner with an eatery serving tacos, fresh juices & aguas frescas.

2500 S Whipple St, Chicago, IL 60623, USA
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Hala In Restaurant

Bright, cheerful Middle Eastern eatery specializing in homestyle Palestinian cooking.

4624 W Lawrence Ave, Chicago, IL 60630, USA
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Garfield Park Conservatory
Garfield Park Conservatory is one of the largest most stunning greenhouse conservatories in the US. The two acre indoor greenhouse is home to thousands of plant species, and 12 acres of stunning outdoor gardens span the rest of the grounds.
300 N Central Park Ave, Chicago, IL 60624, USA