Chicago musicians Jered Gummere (the Ponys, Bare Mutants), Alex White (White Mystery), Nobunny, and Chris DeArcangelis (Mama) take you on a rocknroll tour through the Windy City, sharing their favorite sights, restaurants, bars, record stores, clubs, and more. Respectively, they’ve lived in Chicago since 1996, 1985, undisclosed, and 1984.

DO

  • Drive south down Lake Shore Drive towards Chicago’s dazzling downtown skyline.
  • Explore the city via the convenient and ubiquitous network of “L” trains.
  • Soak up the scene at Lake Michigan.
  • Wander around downtown and stop in extra-divey dive bars such as Rossi’s (412 N. State St.).
  • Get inspired (and a cheap lunch) at the Art Institute of Chicago (111 S. Michigan Ave.).
  • Order a drink to go with your view at Cindy’s (12 S. Michigan Ave.).
  • Sign up for a wild and wacky time on Chic-A-Go-Go!, a public-access TV dance show.

EAT

  • Hot dogs, Italian beefs, and cheese fries in a taco shell bowl 24 hours a day at Susie’s Drive Thru (4126 W. Montrose Ave.)
  • Hot dogs at Byron’s (1017 W. Irving Park Rd.)
  • Seasonal contemporary cuisine at Lula Cafe (2537 N. Kedzie Ave.)
  • Vegetarian and vegan fare (with real vegetables!) at Ground Control (3315 W. Armitage Ave.)
  • Hearty cuts of meat in a classic Chicago steakhouse at Gene & Georgetti (500 N. Franklin St.)

SHOP

ROCK

DRINK

FEATURED BAND PERFORMANCES (in order of appearance)

  • Nobunny at SF Eagle, San Francisco
  • The Ponys at Empty Bottle, Chicago
  • White Mystery at Do312’s Rock ‘N Roll Market, Chicago
  • White Mystery at Hard Rain, Osaka, Japan
  • Mama at Empty Bottle, Chicago
  • The Rubs at Logan Square Auditorium, Chicago
  • Wreckless Eric at The Owl, Chicago
  • Shannon & the Clams at Logan Square Auditorium, Chicago
  • Bolzen Beer Band at The Radler, Chicago
  • Nones at Bric-a-Brac Records & Collectibles, Chicago

AT EMPTY BOTTLE

AT THE HIDEOUT

AT COLE’S