Adjacent Cruise Sets Sail With Debut Album, “Light as a Feather, Heavy like the Sun”; Release Party on September 20

On September 13th, Adjacent Cruise will be debuting their album “Light as a Feather, Heavy like the Sun”, and will perform at a special album release at Martyrs’ Chicago on September 20th. The band is made up of Illinois native Rock Singer-songwriter Shannon Richardson and Hong Kong born-and-raised Classically-trained musician Yuen Yee Richardson. Their different…

Soundtrack of the Week: Freaks and Geeks

I’m going to spare all of you from me getting on my soapbox about the monstrosity that is the cancellation of this show, and instead look at the brighter side – it never jumped the shark. Aside from being a well-written, well-acted, nostalgic masterpiece that launched the career of many-a-funny-person, the show had an outstanding…

Soundtrack of the Week: Vinyl

As you might’ve guessed from the title, this short-lived HBO show had a heavy soundtrack. The series followed execs in the 1970’s New York music industry, giving plenty of room for amazing music (and it doesn’t hurt that Mick Jagger and Martin Scorsese executive produced). There are so many outstanding tracks from this show, I…

Soundtrack of the Week: Reality Bites

1994 was a great year – aside from it being the year I blessed the earth with my existence – it’s the year that the coming-of-age flick, Reality Bites, released. Starring Winona Ryder, Ethan Hawke, and Ben Stiller (who also directed), the film follows a group of friends who are attempting to navigate post-college life,…

Producer and Performer, Michael Heidemann, is Making Waves Through Sound

Sitting in The Uncommon Ground on a summer Saturday night, the crowd in the Music Room watched as Michael D. Heidemann transformed into Michael J. Foxy. Heidemann’s affable temperament was exuded in Foxy’s performance, as each song came with a story and a smile; the highlight of his set being his obvious passion for music….

Soundtrack of the Week: That ’70s Show

Welcome to our new column: Soundtrack of the Week! The first soundtrack to be appreciated is that of the delightful 1998 – 2006 sitcom, That ’70s Show. Anyone that knows me, knows That ’70s Show is my jam; and that’s due, in part, to the jams. Of course the first song that comes to mind for…

Frampton Comes Alive One More Time in Chicago

Sunday night, fans flocked to Northerly Island to witness a moment of music history. Peter Frampton rocked the lakefront with his farewell tour. Frampton – along with opening act Jason Bonham and the Led Zeppelin Experience – could not have picked a more beautiful night to fill the air with songs that the crowd knew…

Surviving Lolla: Six Helpful Tips

There is one thing on Chicagoans’ minds this week and that thing is Lollapalooza. Whether you’re psyched to go or are avoiding it altogether, you know this weekend’s annual music festival will be one of epic proportions. I’m looking forward to checking out Ariana Grande Sunday night but am a little rusty on the festivities…

Dale Midkiff Reflects on the 30th Anniversary of “Pet Sematary”

In the mid-80s, a young actor by the name of Dale Midkiff was living in a small bungalow in Culver City, among many other actors looking for their big break in Hollywood. An audition came to Midkiff’s attention for a new mini-series. Unbeknownst to him, this was the hottest role in town – the part…

Luke Spiller “Struts” in Freddie Mercury-Style

The following post is courtesy of Tidbit guest writer, Alex Matkovic! ———– It was the summer of 2016 when I stumbled out of the Bottom Lounge in Chicago at 1:30am after what was undoubtedly the most memorable concert experience of my life thus far. I was helping a friend of mine move down to Texas…

Aldi Releases Punny Cheeses Based On ‘80s Hits

Yeah, you read that headline right. And I’m so here for this. While on a leisurely stroll down the aisles of my neighborhood Aldi (one of my homes away from home) I came across the refrigerated section, which appeared to have some colorful selections. When I got closer, I found what would become the highlight…