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  • Our Complete & Unfiltered Lollapalooza Recap

    Posted by The Six Thirty Staff on Aug 4, 2015 at 4:08 am

    We would begin our synopsis with some overwashed idioms like “Lolla 2015 was another one for the record books” or “Well folks, that’s a wrap.” But for the sake of this Lollapalooza recap and our mental inefficiencies after such a weekend, we’ll cut to the chase. This […]

  • 5 Phil Emery Decisions That Didn’t Screw The Bears

    Posted by Brian Lendino on Aug 3, 2015 at 9:07 pm

    If you want to put it truthfully, Phil Emery was dog shit as the general manager of the Chicago Bears. His departure wasn’t only necessary, it was welcomed. But, to save myself from talking about how bad the Bears were in 2014 (if I had that kind of time) and the bevy of poor Emery signings that […]

  • University of Illinois dubbed the country’s top party school.

    Posted by Peter Hahn on Aug 3, 2015 at 7:15 pm

    I’m sure U of I alumni (like myself) had a little different reaction to The Princeton Review naming the university as ‘country’s best party school’ than school administrators did. Either way, as of this morning, the flagship university in Illinois is now the flagship university […]

  • Jimmy Butler gets screwed by kid teammate at Michael Jordan’s Flight School.

    Posted by Brian Lendino on Aug 3, 2015 at 3:56 pm

    You watch the video and see the kid starts off decent from the elbow but after that it was a one-man show. Jimmy had to carry the duo on his back which even more preposterous when you consider he has to top MJ’s buzzer beater. C’mon young one, I know it’s nerve wracking with MJ in the crowd […]

  • This Baseball Fan Is Trying To Drink A Beer In Every MLB Stadium

    Posted by Chas Goudie on Aug 2, 2015 at 6:19 pm

    Have you ever had that feeling deep in the pit of your stomach as you run up the steps of your favorite ballpark; tirelessly reaching the top step revealing the majesty that is a major league baseball field? Me neither. Actually, I’ve never step foot in an MLB stadium. Fortunately, for you, some dude […]

  • Dr. Dre Has A New Album Called ‘Compton: A Soundtrack’ Out August 7th.

    Posted by Chas Goudie on Aug 2, 2015 at 1:38 pm

    Dr. Dre has a new album called ‘Compton: A Soundtrack’ coming out on August 7th; making it his first album in 16 years. While the album supposedly is inspired by the new NWA movie soon to be out in theaters, Dre claims the album has absolutely nothing to do with the movie soundtrack itself […]

  • 7 Things To Do In Chicago This Month (August, 2015)

    Posted by The Six Thirty Staff on Aug 1, 2015 at 11:30 pm

    Lollapalooza, not included. Frankly, you should be there right now. It may be August 1st but Lolla is already on its second day. However, there are plenty of outdoor activities in the month of August to enjoy as summer turns to its home stretch. Whether it be classic Chicago festivals, or legendary rock […]

  • Be careful, baseball, Anthony Rizzo is heating up.

    Posted by Brian Lendino on Aug 1, 2015 at 8:41 pm

    As Rizzo goes, the Cubs go. That’s one thing I’ve learned watching this Chicago Cubs baseball team this season. Anthony Rizzo is the engine that makes everything go, as goes with any good leader. After a miserable slump that saw No. 44’s batting average drop a full 20 points since the All […]

  • Is it me or is every Trade Deadline hitter killing it right now?

    Posted by Brian Lendino on Aug 1, 2015 at 8:22 pm

    And the White Sox didn’t land any of them. But seriously, just take a look at some of these guys in their first series in new uniforms. Troy Tulowitzki is 5-14 with two doubles and a home run since moving to Toronto. Ben Zobrist hit two home runs for the Royals in a come-from-behind win on Saturday. […]

  • Cubs acquire Dan Haren from Marlins for two minor leaguers.

    Posted by Brian Lendino on Jul 31, 2015 at 6:40 pm

    Well, the Cubs first and potentially only trade at the 2015 MLB Trade Deadline wasn’t one that fans really expected. I’m also positive it’s not one fans are overly thrilled about it. The Cubs acquired veteran RHP Dan Haren for two minor league players, RHP Ivan Pineyro and SS Elliot Soto. […]

  • Tiger Woods is -8 at Quicken Loans National, so I guess he’s back.

    Posted by Brian Lendino on Jul 31, 2015 at 5:13 pm

    You read that right. After shooting 68-66 in the first two rounds of the Quicken Loans National, Tiger Woods is only one shot behind current leader Retief Goosen. You know what this means, though? Tiger Woods is back. Even if he’s not back, let’s all just sit here and act like he is for the sake […]

  • “National Give Homeless People Pizza Week” (Sponsored by Giordano’s)

    Posted by Keegan Goudie on Jul 31, 2015 at 4:50 am

    When I was a kid, I would stare at the homeless people whenever my family went to the city and wonder. Who were these people? Where’s their family? And most importantly, why are they here? Whether you grew up in the city or out in the suburbs, anyone with a ‘home’ immediately […]

  • Is Jay Cutler Overlooked Or Overrated?

    Posted by The Six Thirty Staff on Jul 30, 2015 at 10:09 pm

    Brian and Keegan have quite different opinions on Jay Cutler. In case you forgot, he’s still the quarterback of the Chicago Bears. It’s okay though, a lot of people have extreme opinions on Smokin’ Jay. From his twitches to his touchdowns, every ounce of Jay Cutler is analyzed by […]

  • FREE SPEECH: I’m Turning 30

    Posted by Eric Boone on Jul 30, 2015 at 6:46 pm

    Our culture has certain milestones. We use these milestones to measure our progress with family, work or just life in general. At age 16, we get a driver’s license. At age 18, we graduate high school. And at age 21, we start drinking alcohol (well, at least legally). Then we enter the […]

  • Drake’s ‘Back To Back’ is already hot on Chicago radio, R.I.P. Meek Mill.

    Posted by Brian Lendino on Jul 30, 2015 at 3:51 pm

    Drake and Meek Mill have beef and it’s one of the most one-sided hip hop beefs I’ve ever seen. And the fact that Drake’s new diss track ‘Back To Back’ hit the Chicago airwaves less than 24 hours after being released on Soundcloud just proves the power of Drake. In this day in […]

  • Addison Russell has the greatest walk-up song in baseball.

    Posted by Keegan Goudie on Jul 30, 2015 at 3:34 pm

    I was at the Cubs game on Monday night. And aside from Kris Bryant’s epic walk-off home run, there was another unexpected highlight from my time at Wrigley Field. After hearing the song that Addison Russell chose for his walk-up song, it appears that the Cubs rookie shares an affinity for […]

  • Meet Matt McCoy, the guy that plays the lawyer in every HBO show.

    Posted by Peter Hahn on Jul 30, 2015 at 12:50 pm

    His real name is Matt McCoy. If you’re a fan of HBO Sunday night programming, you probably remember him as the hilarious lawyer in Silicon Valley named “Pete Monahan.” And by hilarious, I mean a disbarred nutjob who took a civil case for free because of an absolutely absurd downward spiral […]

  • Last Night I Took A Stroll With J. Cole Down Forest Hills Drive

    Posted by Brian Lendino on Jul 29, 2015 at 7:03 pm

    Live shows at First Midwest Bank Amphitheater aren’t usually my cup of tea. If I’m not sitting in the sectioned seating, I’m not privy to the energy of the show and thus relegated to the drunken parade of 18-year-olds in the lawn seats. Well, last night, as J. Cole’s 2014 Forest Hills […]

  • Mysteryland USA Releases Jaw Dropping 2015 After Movie

    Posted by Cody Sharp on Jul 29, 2015 at 6:22 pm

    Not only did Mysteryland USA impress us when we selected two of its stages for our 20 Best Festival Stages, but the stateside edition of the Netherlands music festival left a lasting impression on the over 50,000 fans in attendance. The Memorial Day Weekend festival took place on hallowed grounds last year, […]

  • RUMOR: Paradigm Talent Agency Is Purchasing The Windish Agency

    Posted by Keegan Goudie on Jul 29, 2015 at 3:39 am

    For those of you who don’t know either of these companies, that’s ok. Because unlike most of the music we share, we don’t expect you to now go out and find out who they are. But what we can tell you is that they’re both a pretty big deal, considering this deal would make Paradigm […]

  • Police chases kill more people per year than pretty much every natural disaster, combined.

    Posted by Keegan Goudie on Jul 29, 2015 at 3:07 am

    This data comes out in bad timing, as a Chicago woman just sued the city for the death of her baby in a police chase. Yes, it’s fun to run people over in Grant Theft Auto. However, when you run somebody over in real life, they are either severely injured or killed. According to a study by Priceonomics, […]

  • FIFA 16 Announces First Female Cover Athlete, Alex Morgan

    Posted by Chas Goudie on Jul 28, 2015 at 11:09 pm

    For the first time ever, a female will appear on the cover of soccer’s most popular video game: FIFA 16. It’s a notable step for E.A. Sports, given the excitement that’s still lingering after the U.S. women’s soccer team won the World Cup earlier this month, which was […]

  • Disclosure Is About To Take Over The World, Again

    Posted by Peter Hahn on Jul 28, 2015 at 10:38 pm

    These days, whenever I see “new Disclosure single” on Twitter, it doesn’t take very long to click the link. After all, this week marks two years since the duo from London played a Friday evening set at Lollapalooza 2013 – just one part of the year that saw Howard and Guy Lawrence […]

  • Which Active MLB Pitchers Will Be In The Hall Of Fame?

    Posted by Brian Lendino on Jul 28, 2015 at 10:08 pm

    I’ll admit, watching Pedro Martinez and Randy Johnson get enshrined into the Major League Baseball Hall of Fame this past weekend had me frolicking down memory lane. Growing up a lefty pitcher myself, ‘The Big Unit’ was a player I naturally idolized watching baseball. And it was hard to not […]

  • Windows 10 and ODESZA Attack Your Senses

    Posted by Cody Sharp on Jul 28, 2015 at 6:36 pm

    While PC users everywhere anticipate the release of Windows 10 tomorrow, music lovers can also embrace this stylish ad from Microsoft. Microsoft just teamed up with visual artist GMUNK and Seattle-based duo ODESZA to hype up the release of their Windows 10 OS. Smoke, lasers, lights – a little bit of […]

  • This Bacardi commercial will ruin your summer.

    Posted by Keegan Goudie on Jul 28, 2015 at 7:48 am

    At THESIXTHIRTY.com, we’re all about two things: good times and transparent advertising. Okay, we’re about a lot of other things. You know – things like college football, Lollapalooza, and anything that’s deep-fried in butter. But for the sake of this article, we’re about those […]

  • 11 Artists You Must See At Lollapalooza 2015

    Posted by The Six Thirty Staff on Jul 28, 2015 at 2:21 am

    Hello, and welcome back to the main event of summer in Chicago. As you may know, or are still refusing to accept, Lollapalooza is right around the corner. And by right around the corner, we actually mean Friday. Oh my god, Becky, you totally forgot to buy a ticket. Relax, everybody knows that Chicago is […]

  • Cubs From The Couch: Trade Deadline Triumphs & Tragedies

    Posted by Tim Brusveen on Jul 27, 2015 at 6:00 pm

    Heading into Friday’s 2015 MLB trade deadline, it’s comforting to finally have a competent front office at Wrigley Field. When thinking about past Cubs trade deadlines – and past trades in general – it’s hard to ignore the amount of Jim Hendry deals now coming to fruition. While […]

  • Honestly, LeSean McCoy Is The Smartest Guy On The Planet

    Posted by Brian Lendino on Jul 27, 2015 at 4:07 pm

    When the biggest headline in sports is about a running back and a party he’s hosting, you know that that the NFL season couldn’t come any sooner. When LeSean “Shady” McCoy Instagrammed this invitation to a “back to work” party, buzz spread like wildfire. That’s […]

  • Brian Anderson butchered the ending to Zack Greinke’s streak.

    Posted by Keegan Goudie on Jul 26, 2015 at 7:36 pm

    This is why in-game interviews are completely absurd and unnecessary. During a significant Sunday matchup between the Dodgers and Mets, TBS broadcasters (Brian Anderson and Ron Darling) interviewed injured Dodgers catcher A.J. Ellis…during the bottom of the 3rd inning. The most talked about topic, of […]