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Air Guitar Like THE CHAMPION

Posted by on May 6, 2012 | 0 comments

Air Guitar Like THE CHAMPION

He is barbaric. His long hair hangs past his shoulders. His beard is unkempt. He chugs from a drinking horn and spits at the crowd. Can you air guitar like this guy? He is Nordic Thunder. His motto:  Pain is temporary but air guitar is forever. Justin Howard, 28, a Chicago native, will command the stage at the regional air guitar competition on June 29 at the Metro.  He’ll be doing a...

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Got a New Tech Business? Set up Shop HERE

Posted by on May 4, 2012 | 0 comments

Got a New Tech Business? Set up Shop HERE

Need a place to work your startup digital business? Get your rental applications in to 1871, a 50,000-square-foot work space for digital entrepreneurs at the Merchandise Mart. The name 1871 is derived from the resurgence of Chicago after the great fire of 1871. The space on the 12th floor can accommodate up to 500 people, or more than 100 startups, who are seeking flexible terms and a...

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#WWECOVERBANDS: Pro Wrestler + Rock band name = hilarious

Posted by on Apr 28, 2012 | 0 comments

As an aspiring comedian and  ‘smart’ wrestling fan whose constantly tuned into the ever-flowing internet chatter of other like-minded fans, it was a real treat to see the ‘WWE Universe’ get blasted by a super-nova of the ridiculously funny hash-tag trend #wwecovrbands on Twitter this week.  Started by Twitter user @Bar_Nez and Chicago comedian @MartyDerosa this past...

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Rut-roh! Rhombies!

Posted by on Apr 28, 2012 | 0 comments

This is the RIGHT way to do Prom. NOT spending over $500 for a “one time wear” dress, limos, pristine tuxedos…The Empty Bottle played host April 14 to a lively group of undead revelers. Attendees of the Zombie Prom, a benefit event for Arts of Life, wore torn tuxedos, shredded skirts and freaky face paint all in the name of charity. “We are a community of artists, with...

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Liu: A Lousy Loser

Posted by on Apr 26, 2012 | 0 comments

Don’t get THIS guy on your bad side…Jicheng “Kevin” Liu was a prolific burglar with a mean streak who cyberstalked anyone who crossed him, Cook County prosecutors say. In retaliation for his arrest in the theft of a stroller, Liu ran online ads claiming his accuser performed acts of prostitution out of her Roscoe Village residence, authorities said. The woman and her...

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Nice Try, John Doe

Posted by on Apr 26, 2012 | 0 comments

What is going through this dude’s HEAD? Air? “Maybe if I feign sleep, I’ll get away with it. ” Dan Hinkel from the Chicago Tribune reports: After ditching an allegedly stolen minivan and running from police, a Chicago man tried to avoid arrest by diving through the open front window of his home, running to a bedroom and pretending to be asleep, authorities said. The...

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