Friday, May 21, 2010

And here we go again...

Greetings turds. I’m suffering from a terrible pain in the neck and I’m watching Michael Douglas on the View. What’s happened to me? I used to be dangerous.

So I got a job working at this place called the Risque Café. It’s got a pretty seriously awesome whiskey selection and a ton of microbrews (I know…I know, whatever. We’ve also got cans of Hamms) and BBQ. There’s tons of naked girls on the tvs and generally it’s got sort of a tattoo shop kind of vibe, in that there’s tons of flash and wacky crap along those lines everywhere, and they blast music outrageously loud and there’s a lot of chrome and shit like that.

I wouldn’t go so far as to say it’s a rockabilly type place. That, my friends, would be lame. No, it’s definitely a rock bar, but if there’s something about it that’s kind of off-putting it’s that its so clean. If this exact same place wasn’t new and it was all grimy and gnarly, there’d be no doubt that it would be a pretty sweet spot to hang. As it stands, however, it kind of seems like it came out of nowhere.

BUT, that’s where we all come in, right? You people are into rock and roll. Me too. I’m there. You guys like whiskey and smoked pigs, right? Sure you do. I’m gonna be there tonight. Come say hi. It’s located exactly halfway between the LnL and the Gingerman on Clark st.

Anyway, enough of that. Wednesday was a lot of fun. Thanks to all y’all that came out and partied with us. I think we did a real good thing for some people who need it. Nice work everyone. Also, how fucking good is Dead To Me? Jesus. And handsome. Boy howdy! That drummer’s turning straight dudes gay and gay chicks straight like he’s flipping on lightswitches, man. Impressive.

I dunno, kids. I’m real tired, and I’ve got this night of work and I’ve got a lot on my mind and I’m not really feeling like I can provide you all with the witty banter that I’m so well known for today. So, I’m out. See you kids tonight, perhaps? Good deal.

Ta.

36 comments:

Candice said...

i'm not sure you understand the consequences of telling me where you work seeing as i will be moving to chicago in august.

Blake said...

Dead To Me's drummer looks exactly like Brad Pitt. I've told him so.

planespotting said...

is this the type of place for Wrigleyville douches to patronize, or is it more of a hipster joint? Not that it really matters, but just curious.

Also, thanks to you and all the other players for putting on the show. It was a really awesome time for all.

When are you going to explain the TLA tax situation?

squelch84 said...

Steve Kane, the dude who does the Harsh Distractions blog and radio show of the same name on some web site does a punk/hardcore night at Risque once a week. Tuesdays? Thursdays? Not sure. Either way, that would be a good night to hang there.

kathy g. said...

A drummer hotter than Neil?! Hmmm don't know about that one...

dustyfloors said...

Hmmm... May have to celebrate a Hawks win there.

Candice said...

Brad Pitt is not hotter than Neil.

Jayzilla said...

fyi -- "microbrews" rule

unless you only like light american lagers...then youre as boring as grandmas

Garfield Roscoe said...

dusty...

We're going to Bannerman's tonight for the Hawks game... Gonna be packed, but this place is a legit hockey bar. Only problem is, it's a burb bar.
They have an air horn... let that sink in for a minute.

Scott said...

great great great show on Wednesday. And i must say, i do have a certain love for smoked pig products. Plus, it's a pretty convenient location for metro/cubs shenanigans.

Super Slim said...

Went to Risque while in Chicago like two years ago, they have a shit ton of beers, so much so that it requires a menu and the waitress we had was dropjaw gorgeous. I think her name was Kristy. Busty, tattooed vixen who can serve me drinks anyday.

It was also the first review of what has become an illustrious yelp career for me. You could do a lot worse Mr. Kelly.

And now for the self-centered plug of my yelp review:

http://www.yelp.com/biz/risque-cafe-american-craft-brews-and-smoke-house-chicago#hrid:FuS7a5zWllcjXHoJ9UiaXw

balls yo said...

Wednesdays show was fucking awesome! Thanks again so much for getting me in Brendan. Sorry i'm not smart enough to buy tickets in advance to flying out to see a show.

@bridgett, thanks for noticing i got in...i did not see tits at the show though but thats ok because i acted like a 12 year old groupie...which i am not bummed about at all because, well, i have recently lost my mind and it has not yet returned.

i scanned the place for socks and i'm bummed i couldnt buy Dusty or any y'all drinks, tried my best though.

great show thanks again!

Sean said...

J -

yeah, that was me in the yellow BSC shirt

ummm smorange7@gmail.com, if ya don't mind...

thanks d00d.

my 3 unforgettable moments of the night:

1.) Chicken screaming the lyrics of "Don't Lie" right in my face

2.) Brendan calling me weirdly handsome after the show

3.) Me drunkenly walking in after DTM had already started and hurriedly making my way towards the pit when a guy goes "Hey, I like your shirt!" (referring to my BSC shirt) And I was in such a rush to see DTM that I only responded with a drunken "awwww hell yea, thanks!" Immediately after my friend hits me on the back and says "dude, that was Brendan, and you just kept walking!" I looked back and sure enough it was Beex walkin towards the stairs. I guess I really dropped the ball on that one. Clearly, Dead To Me will do crazy things to one's state of mind heh.

Anyways, I'll remember that show forever, thanks to all the bands.

dustyfloors said...

Gar - That sounds awesome man but unrotunately Bartlett is not doable for me especially since I'm watching the game with my roommate and heading out AFTER. Too much fuckedup'dness for that far a distance.
Enjoy it though.
Cheers and GO HAWKS!

dustyfloors said...

Oh and Balls, I wish you could have bought me a beer too, heh.
Next show for sure!

planespotting said...

@dustyfloors - I wish I could have bought your girlfriend a beer!

oh shit i said it

dustyfloors said...

Planespotting, that made me laugh. Out loud. At work.
It's all good man. Honestly, it makes me feel kinda good that my ugly bearded ass can land a girl that other socks find bangable...

dustyfloors said...

Shit, if anyone's gonna be at Risque Cafe buy me and my girlfriend beer and we might sleep with you.
Beex, this does apply to you giving us free shit... Although that's not a solid first night at the new place, is it?

Bridgett said...

This entire entry makes me sad that I can't drink and that I'm on a diet and pretty sure BBQ is not on the approved list. However to hang out at this bar, I will cheat. And I really have to agree with Candice on that one.

@Candice: are you doing your residency in Chicago?

Kollmj44 said...

The show was a blast! Thanks for playing and doing an awesome thing for those two girls.

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Candice said...

@Bridgett- I REALLY want to do my residency in Chicago but I have one more year unt I graduate. I will be applying to programs this fall. So for August, September and October, I'm planning on doing away rotations at three different hospitals I'm Chicago in different pediatric specialties in hopes that I impress someone and they accept me next year.

That being said, anyone wanna let me stay with them in Chicago? I can offer some cash and will walk around the place in skimpy outfits.

Looking at you, Brendan. Toby even suggested it!

Ben said...

Brendan,

just wanted to tell you a funny story about my girlfriend and your blog. Both her and I are avid fans of bad sandwiches and the chronicles associated with them. Somehow we got on the topic of robots and she dropped a "robit" reference which I failed to catch. I then questioned why she said it like that and she said if I could figure out what she was referring to she would give me a beej. Needless to say it didn't take me long to scan the depths of my brain and realize she was referencing your very blog! I guessed right and within a few minutes she delivered on her promise and I got a pretty sweet bj. So in a roundabout way, your blog got me oral sex. Thank you! I figured you'd like knowing the power of your blog and the awesomeness of my girlfriend for dropping BSC references in everyday conversation, and then rewarding me with beejs for successfully getting the references!

-Ben

kylewagoner said...

Ian IS a good-looking fellow. I also rip him off all the time and he knows it.

sg1414 said...

Wednesday night was the most fun I've had in months... personally my favorite moment was mid-set when someone yelled out "play Necrotism!" to which somebody else responded "they already fucking played it!"

Also pre-set I saw BK walking toward me and gave him the finger... he proceeded to slap me on the ass and burp in my face. Priceless.

Craig said...

Did any of you see Chicken and Brendan at the same time? I have a theory that they're the same person.

Ryan said...

Risque Cafe is an interesting place. The porn on the TV's is a nice touch.

laurabm said...

The BBQ at my new job beats the BBQ at your new job. Also, I felt so awkward saying Hi to you Bridgett. Sorry. Its impossible for me to not be socially retarded.

Mike said...

Great show Wednesday came all the way from Pittsburgh.. I was by the kid who yelled play necrotism and FYI he yelled after every song including right after you played it.

Sean said...

-Craig

i DEFINITELY agree... Chicken and Brendan ARE the same person.

Robb said...

BK do you ever just straight up eat some fried chicken? I know you like the cheeseburgers but this is another beast, literally. I feel my mental capabilities deteriorating w every bite but goddamn son! Sometimes it just hits the spot no?

Blake said...
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Blake said...

Personally, I love the taste of fried chicken, but it makes me sick before I can get stuffed unlike any other food. Does that make me a bad person?

Candice said...

the chicken is not what makes you a bad person, blake.

Bridgett said...

@Laura---I was really confused when you said hi so I'm sure that didn't help at all.

Johnson said...

Dropping your workplace on this blog? Ask for the raise right now. The base may be up and coming on here, but I predict repeat business from the borderline-stalker crowd. Heh.

P.S. Look for my note in the men's room.