A majority of aldermen didn’t show up for today’s special session of the City Council, which meant they didn't get to weigh in officially on Mayor Daley’s plan to overhaul the city’s street-sweeping system. But the meeting was more about bucking Daley’s authority than bitching about a bunch of street sweepers.
An all-beer edition, including a chili cook-off with Dogfish Head, New Beer's Eve, and lots of events in honor of the Craft Brewers Conference and Stone Brewing Company's arrival in Chicago.
Beck's informal one-off supergroups may scream "Look at me and all my hip and talented friends!" but all the same they often turn out great. These "Record Club" bands, as Beck calls them, are one-day-only mutations that cover albums of their choosing. The sessions are obviously whirlwinds, so the renditions are rough—according to Beck's Web site, "nothing is rehearsed or arranged ahead of time." Previous albums include The Velvet Underground & Nico, Songs of Leonard Cohen, and Skip Spence's Oar.
Once the session is over, one track a week is posted to the Record Club page on Beck's site. Right now tracks from the 1987 INXS album Kick are going up, covered on March 3 by Liars, St. Vincent's Annie Clark and Daniel Hart, Sergio Dias of Os Mutantes, and of course Beck. Check out the video for the first song, "Guns in the Sky," after the jump:
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They were probably in their early 40s, dolled up for a night out, with makeup showing the strain of many hours' service. The brunette gave a Roscoe Village address and we shoved off. I hopped on the Kennedy to skip a few traffic lights and when we exited on Addison, they asked if we could stop at the White Castle on the corner of Kedzie.
Minneapolis and Indianapolis fans are given the option of supporting Metro Women's Center and Indianapolis Life Center, respectively—institutions whose approach to women's reproductive health services (especially birth control and abortion) is guided by an explicitly anti-choice agenda. Several other cities, including Atlanta and Seattle, have potential beneficiaries that offer so-called abortion alternatives and faith-driven pregnancy counseling.