SPORTS

Rob Manfred’s Defensive Shifts Idea Isn’t Thinking Of Fans, It’s Doing The Opposite
Posted by Bobby Perrone on Jan 29, 2015 at 8:14 pm

In a recent interview with ESPN’s Karl Ravech, new Commissioner of Baseball Rob Manfred stated he was open to new ideas that would make the game ‘more interesting’ to fans. […]

Big Ten Basketball: It’s Time To Fear The Turtle
Posted by David Kiyosaki on Jan 29, 2015 at 6:18 pm

We’re 11 weeks into college basketball season – and to absolutely no one’s surprise, the Wisconsin Badgers and Frank “the Tank” Kaminsky are sitting pretty atop the […]

The Chicago Bears Endorse Sucking Helium
Posted by Keegan Goudie on Jan 28, 2015 at 7:42 pm

Poignant, ain’t it? That’s what you get when you endorse sucking helium on a website that little kids look at. And when you (by you we mean former and current professional football […]

Phoenix Suns Tickets Are $20, Including All-You-Can-Eat Nachos And Hot Dogs
Posted by Peter Hahn on Jan 27, 2015 at 7:11 pm

Here in Chicago, sporting events aren’t exactly cheap. When the Cubs and White Sox suck, like last summer, you can usually get a free ticket to any baseball game by early August. But in […]

The Time I Got To Hang Out With Ernie Banks
Posted by Brian Lendino on Jan 26, 2015 at 8:44 pm

It’s one thing to meet athletes as athletes, dressed in their heroic garb, as the people we see on TV. It’s an entirely different, far more endearing situation when you actually meet the […]

MUSIC

The Floozies: New Album + Tour From The Future Of Funk
Posted by Charlie Pepin on Jan 30, 2015 at 5:00 pm

We’d prefer the name of their album to be “Do Your Thang,” but we’re not The Floozies. Because we don’t make “future funk” irresistible, they do. […]

Red Bull’s ‘Thre3style’ Gives DJs Wings
Posted by Carlyn Hill on Jan 28, 2015 at 6:01 pm

Red Bull has a good habit of giving opportunities to those who need them. They give energy to those who are zombie-ing through life. Last year, they streamed Lollapalooza for the poor unfortunate […]

Stop Trippin, GRiZ Just Released A New Single
Posted by Charlie Pepin on Jan 28, 2015 at 1:43 am

After he dropped the single ‘A Fine Way To Die‘ (the first taste of what’s to come from his new album) – I’ve been waiting very impatiently for some more […]

These 21 Producers Will Dominate EDM in 2015
Posted by Chas Goudie on Jan 26, 2015 at 8:24 pm

Disclaimer: This list is in alphabetical order. So don’t get all worked up over our list. Because it’s not a list. It’s a unified grouping — of the 21 producers that will […]

Talking Really is Hard, Just Ask Walk the Moon
Posted by Patrick Kollmeier on Jan 25, 2015 at 1:48 pm

New year. New music. New vibes. Oh yeah, and some new writers here at Rise and Vibe – TheSixThirty. Welcome to 2015, folks. We’re beyond excited to be on board, and couldn’t be […]

LIFESTYLE

This Week On Craigslist (January 30th, 2015)
Posted by Brian Lendino on Jan 31, 2015 at 12:38 am

Craigslist can be a magical tool. It can also be an excessively creepy one cluttered with the pervasive inquiries of Chicago’s (or any area’s) filth for sale. After you sift through it […]

The 1 Problem With The Size 22 Supermodel, Tess Holliday
Posted by Carlyn Hill on Jan 29, 2015 at 7:52 pm

This week – UK modeling agency, MiLK, made history by hiring Tess Holliday as a plus-size model. Holliday became Insta-famous after starting the body-positive #EffYourBeautyStandards […]

‘Man Seeking Woman’ Gets The Post-Grad Dating Struggle
Posted by Tim Brusveen on Jan 28, 2015 at 11:14 pm

  There’s no better way to put it, post-college dating sucks. Between the self-doubt and losing that promise of meeting people that college provides, you quickly become your […]

Why You Should Join the #NightlifeRevolution
Posted by Keegan Goudie on Jan 28, 2015 at 7:56 pm

As Confucius once said: work hard, play hard. We’re all hard workers here, but as soon as the weekend hits – just like any 20-something – we want to have a good time. And more […]

This Week On Craigslist (January 23rd, 2015)
Posted by Brian Lendino on Jan 23, 2015 at 9:15 pm

Craiglist can be a magical tool. It can also be an excessively creepy one cluttered with the pervasive inquiries of Chicago’s (or any area’s) filth for sale. After you sift through it […]