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News Thu Jun 09 2011

Billy Corgan's Brother Attacked on Red Line

Billy and Jesse on stage at the Aragon, 2008
Photo by Stephanie Griffin

Smashing Pumpkins front man Billy Corgan tweeted this morning that his younger brother, Jesse Andersen, had been attacked and robbed this morning. Confirmed this afternoon by the Red Eye, this attack was the mugging that occurred on the red line early this morning at the Chicago station. According to the Red Eye story, Andersen had his iPod snatched by a group of four males and one female, who punched him in the face when he tried to grab it back. Andersen, who is Billy's half-brother, suffers from cerebral palsy and Tourette syndrome, which adds an extra level of sadness to this story. We hope for a speedy recovery for Jesse.


radstarr / June 9, 2011 3:31 PM

This just gets worse and worse! People need to stand up for each other! What's wrong in Chicago right now???

Renfield / June 9, 2011 5:51 PM

It's pretty clear who owns the streets of the Windy City. I'm sorry my daughter lives in Chicago. Here in Alabama, we're not without crime. But there are ZERO gangs of kids roaming Birmingham streets attacking innocent people.

Renfield / June 9, 2011 5:52 PM

It's pretty clear who owns the streets of the Windy City. I'm sorry my daughter lives in Chicago. Here in Alabama, we're not without crime. But there are ZERO gangs of kids roaming Birmingham streets attacking innocent people.

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Feature Fri Oct 02 2015

The Empty Bottle's Free Mondays: For The Love Of All That Is Rock

By Zach Blumenfeld

"It'll start picking up around doors, which is at 8:30 or 9," the bartender assures me as I solitarily sip on a Revolution Rosa. Of course, she turns out to be right. It's a Free Monday, after all. This is the Bottle's weekly time to shine in the vibrant Chicago live music scene.

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  Chicago Music Media

Alarm Magazine
Big Rock Candy Mountain
Boxx Magazine
Brooklyn Vegan Chicago
Can You See The Sunset From The Southside
Chicago Reader Music
Chicagoist Arts & Events
Chicago Music Guide
Chicago Singles Club
Country Music Chicago
Cream Team
Dark Jive
The Deli Chicago
Jim DeRogatis
Fake Shore Drive
Gowhere Hip Hop
The Hood Internet
Jaded in Chicago
Largehearted Boy
Little White Earbuds
Live Fix Blog
Live Music Blog
Loud Loop Press
Oh My Rockness
Pop 'stache
Pop Matters
Resident Advisor
Sound Opinions
Sun-Times Music Blog
Theft Liable to Prosecution
Tribune Music
UR Chicago
Victim Of Time
WFMU's Beware of the Blog
Windy City Rock


Abbey Pub
Andy's Jazz Club
Aragon Ballroom
Auditorium Theatre
Beat Kitchen
Bottom Lounge
Buddy Guy's Legends
The Burlington
California Clipper
Concord Music Hall
Congress Theater
Cubby Bear
Double Door
Elbo Room
Empty Bottle
Green Mill
The Hideout
Honky Tonk BBQ
House of Blues
Kingston Mines
Lincoln Hall
Logan Square Auditorium
Mayne Stage
The Mutiny
Old Town School of Folk Music
Park West
The Promontory
Red Line Tap
Reggie's Rock Club & Music Joint
The Riviera
Thalia Hall
The Shrine
Symphony Center
Tonic Room
Uncommon Ground
The Vic
The Whistler

  Labels, Promoters
  & Shops:

Alligator Records
Beverly Records
Bloodshot Records
Dave's Records
Delmark Records
Drag City
Dusty Groove
Flameshovel Records
Groove Distribution
He Who Corrupts
Jam Productions
Jazz Record Mart
Kranky Records
Laurie's Planet of Sound
Minty Fresh
Numero Group
mP Shows
Permanent Records
Reckless Records
Smog Veil Records
Southport & Northport Records
Thick Records
Thrill Jockey Records Touch & Go/Quarterstick Records
Victory Records


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Mew @ Metro

Wed Oct 7 2015
Mike Krol @ Empty Bottle

Wed Oct 7 2015
Hot Mix Lunch @ Daley Plaza

Thu Oct 8 2015
Tobias Jesso, Jr. @ Empty Bottle

Fri Oct 9 2015
Fall Fest: Harvest Hopdown @ The Plaza

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