Sep 19 2016
Now that the NFL season is upon us, you may be wondering where in Wicker Park you can go to watch the game. Here are our recommendations for best places in the neighborhood to watch football games on TV.
Of all the bars in Chicago where you can watch a football game, Anthem is definitely the closest …
Aug 15 2016
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 …
Apr 23 2016
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.
We like all of Stepehen Bruner’s psychedelic, R&B, jazzy funk-punk, doom fusion records, …
Jan 27 2015
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 the …
Jan 07 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 …
Dec 09 2014
We can all agree Chicago is an incessant blast in the Spring, Summer, and Fall. But what about the Winter time? A lot of people make the greenhorn mistake of writing off America’s greatest city when temperatures dip below freezing, and everything is encased in an opaque layer of snow and ice. However, Winter is …
Oct 25 2014
The inquisitive folks over at AOL Time Warner subsidiary Money.com were nice enough to pen a (diffidently) positive article all about Holiday Jones (with a small nod to a handful of other hospitality establishments around the country).
A few noteworthy rectifications:
1. The article makes reference to a “dialed-in staff” that know the area’s best restaurants. We …
Aug 03 2014
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) – Most …
Jun 19 2014
We feel like “I’m getting married” is the new, “I could never get married.” It’s like how the buttoned-down double windsor knotting and brill creamery of the Don Draper early 60s led to the dirt bag, bearded Cheech & Chong-dom of the 70s. All those people with their inability to foresee themselves locked into a …
Jun 05 2014
We’ve got a lot of thoughts about the people down the street at the Defibrillator Gallery. On one hand, we love them. They’re all super nice, super fun, super sexy, super jokey people. Their director staged all the photos you see on the Holiday Jones site. For a bunch of art school grads, they’re unexpectedly …