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Category Archives: Music

15
Aug

Top 10 Artists to See at Riot Fest

Have you even looked at the line up for this year’s show?  It’s an abyss.  We know what you’re thinking.  You’re saying outloud from the desk at your soul-crushing office job, “I’m flummoxed enough just trying to coordinate travel and lodging in Chicago.  How am I suppose to navigate such a hodgepodge entanglement of entertainment?”  Well   

23
Apr

Top 10 List of 2016 Pitchfork Festival Performers

It’s that time of year. Pitchfork released this year’s festival line-up. Now it’s on us to sift through the galumphing manifest of performers and decide who we see live on stage and who we see on YouTube at home four weeks later. 10) Thundercat We like all of Stepehen Bruner’s psychedelic, R&B, jazzy funk-punk, doom   

29
Jul

Lollapalooza Preparation Guide

Lollapalooza is a huge weekend for Chicago. An influx of travelers from all around the world are coming to town to partake in one of the biggest music festivals in the country. This year is poised to be awesome with huge headliners like Paul McCartney, Metallica, Alt-j and the Alabama Shakes. It’s also going to be   

27
May

Do Division Fest 2015

Do Division is this weekend! Holiday Jones and Urban Holiday Lofts couldn’t be more excited. We get a lot of visitors coming in for this event since it’s just outside our front door. This year it’s poised to be bigger than ever before. The festival takes place Friday May 29th – Sunday May 31st. Although   

27
Jan

Top Ten Greatest Grateful Dead Songs

In honor of The Grateful Dead reuniting in our very own backyard for three back-to-back shows, we, at Holiday Jones, concluded a fitting tribute, and act of celebration, would be to narrow the Dead’s extensive and blistering catalogue down to ten single songs that resonate with us the most. But before we get started on   

07
Jan

Tomorrow Never Knows 2015

Chicago is a city where music festivals run rampant. The tentpoles of our Summer run from Do Division to Third Rail to The Chicago Blues Festival to Spring Awakening to Riverwest to Pitchfork to Lollapalooza to North Coast to Riot Fest to the Hideout Block Party. But arguably the most compelling, and wistfully overlooked, is   

03
Aug

Holiday Jones Ranks All of Alkaline Trio’s Albums

In honor of our hometown (particularly Wicker Park) heroes, Alkaline Trio, announcing that they will be playing every one of their albums, in-full, live at the Metro this October, we decided to dust off our old compact disc collection, listen to all eight records, then rank them from not-so-greatest to greatest. 8. Agony & Irony (2008) –   

25
May

Acts We’re Most Excited to See and Avoid at 2014 Chicago Riot Fest

Now that the 2014 Chicago Riot Fest line-up is out, it’s time to meticulously go through the list and declare outloud to no one in particular which bands we’re most excited about seeing (which all but cosmically guarantees that the about-to-be mentioned bands will be scheduled to play at the same time on different stages,   

03
May

HAIM @ The Riviera Theatre

At Holiday Jones, our frontdesk is basically a novelty DJ booth built out of speakers and therefore, must have music played out of it at all times.  As a company, our tastes run the gamut: Robby likes R&B; Madeline likes indie rock that was popular 10-years ago; Nyle likes whoever’s playing Lollapalooza this year; J.J. likes   

20
Feb

Pitchfork Music Festival Chicago 2014 Line-up Announced

There’s something so surreal about the 2014 Pitchfork Music Festival Chicago being announced right now.  It’s hard to imagine on days like today, in weeks like this week, in months like this month, in Winters like this Winter, that there even is a Summer in Chicago.  That expansive tracts of green grass can be cleared