The Chicago Vibe Delves Into Dimo’s and DIY

The table is messy. Scattered with large slices of greasy pizza, paper plates, beer cans, and surrounded by a few college kids and two bands who don’t know each other. They’re talking about food – what they eat on tour, what messes they leave around. Just like on the table in front of them, they’re intimate and unpacked and ready to talk. Then, they stand up and play a concert. Friday night pizza-lovers either smile and stay or walk out, but they don’t forget the moment.

 
These Dishin’ at Dimo’s concerts happen every other Friday, with new bands and new conversation topics every time. The intimate atmosphere stays the same. Dishin’ at Dimo’s is a segment started by the Chicago Vibe, a young-adult music publication started out of DePaul University. On May 12, bands So Pretty and The Fundamental Kink performed at Dimo’s in Wicker Park as part of this segment.

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Chicago Stores Band Together for Independent Bookstore Day

It’s a rainy Chicago Saturday in April, and the bookstore is full. A mother and a young child wait in line to check out a thick fantasy book, which the child is gripping tightly. “Some stores are chains, like McDonald’s. They’re in every city. But then think of a restaurant that’s only unique to one city, it’s special and only in that place,” the mother explains to the child.

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