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 […]

Uni-Watch: Seattle Mariners Going Back To The Future
Posted by Peter Hahn on Jan 24, 2015 at 12:29 am

The hottest team in Seattle sports right now is obviously the Seahawks. If and when the free world moves on from the dumbest story of 2015 – Deflate-Gate – Pete Carroll and the Seabirds […]

The Portland Trail Blazers Twitter Account Is Unintentionally Racist
Posted by Brian Lendino on Jan 23, 2015 at 11:18 pm

The Portland Trail Blazers turned in one of those “when you see it moments” in this video that featured their roster trying to “Name That Tune”, posted via this tweet: Was I […]

ESPN Brought On A University of Illinois Professor to Solve Deflate-Gate (Ballghazi)
Posted by Peter Hahn on Jan 23, 2015 at 9:27 pm

It’s only January 23rd, but the report about the New England Patriots’ under-inflated footballs used in last weekend’s AFC Championship is a virtual lock for dumbest story […]


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 […]

Detroit’s Black Milk is the Most Underrated Rapper in the Game Right Now
Posted by Patrick Kollmeier on Jan 24, 2015 at 11:13 pm

Dissecting rap albums has been a major part of my life ever since I bought Nelly’s Country Grammar back in the fourth grade. OK, well perhaps it was my mom who bought that one, and […]

Harmonic Beauty: Why Everyone Should Respect Bassnectar
Posted by Aaron Garcia on Jan 23, 2015 at 5:50 am

Let me paint a picture for you. It’s about 2am on a hazy college night in February, 2011. Here I am; a sophomore in college, surrounded by friends and strangers in a vibrant hotel lobby in […]


What’s For Sale This Week On Craigslist?
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 […]

Is Higher Production Value Going To Hurt ‘Broad City?’
Posted by Carlyn Hill on Jan 21, 2015 at 11:39 pm

Broad City‘s heightened production value is a cheer-worthy sign of their success, but is it more distracting than anything? At the risk of sounding dramatic, waiting for season two of […]

A Millennial Translation of The 2015 State Of The Union
Posted by Chas Goudie on Jan 21, 2015 at 9:40 pm

Think about it – did George Washington ever have to worry about his enemies streaming the #SOTU on YouTube? No, he didn’t. George had no enemies, probably because he was a man of his […]

What I Learned About Life From Working In A Restaurant
Posted by Carlyn Hill on Jan 21, 2015 at 12:03 am

Working in a restaurant is usually seen as ‘being in limbo.’ It’s viewed as a holding place that will give you money while you wait for the next big thing to happen. But in […]

2015 Needs To Have Less Of These Things
Posted by Will Wilson on Jan 19, 2015 at 7:42 pm

Here in America, we revel in excess. Every year, everything we love gets bigger. Our Superbowl performances. The dollar menu. Even our egos have become swollen to super-sized proportions. Maybe […]