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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!
The Life And Times

Whether one calls them indie, alternative, psychedelic or something else entirely, what’s clear is that Chicago-based The Life And Times play heartfelt rock n’ roll. They’re not concerned with the health of your eardrums, or whether their cavalcade of sound fits any predefined genre. The band pours out an electrifying wave of sonic angst that sounds good in any setting. They released their self-titled fifth studio album in 2017, showcasing the chemistry and confidence they’ve been developing since 2002.

Watch the video for “I Am The Wedding Cake” from their new album The Life And Times below, and check out their Chicago recommendations in our travel guide!

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Uru-Swati
"I love Uru Swati. Amazing veggie Indian food on Devon in 'Little India'" -The Life And Times
Uru-Swati, West Devon Avenue, Chicago, IL, USA
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Longman & Eagle
Quality eats, specialty whiskies, and craft cocktails. Recommended by The Life And Times
Longman & Eagle, North Kedzie Avenue, Chicago, IL, USA
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Logan Square
"Logan Square gives you a great vibe of what the all the young folks are doing these days. It’s fun and affordable." -Post Animal
Logan Square, Chicago, IL, USA
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The Rookery Building
"I love the Rookery because it's the last and maybe most grand of the Daniel Burnham buildings. He designed the 1893 Columbian Expo -Worlds Fair and much of early Chicago." - The Life And Times
Rookery Building, South LaSalle Street, Chicago, IL, 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
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Andersonville Galleria
"I like the Andersonville Galleria for great local designers." -The Life And Times
Andersonville Galleria, North Clark Street, Chicago, IL, USA
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