The Andy Aupperlee Explosion 5000


Go Cubs, Go!

by on Apr.26, 2009, under Chicago, Places, Sport

Alfonso Soriano breaks a batAlfonso Soriano breaks a bat at Wrigley Field. April 18, 2009.
Nikon D300. Nikon 18-200mm VR lens @ 200mm.
Shutter Priority. 1/1000 second @ f/5.6. ISO 1600.

Historic rivalry. That’s how sports writers often describe the tradition of competition between the St. Louis Cardinals and the Chicago Cubs. Baseball inspired booze-fueled block party is how I refer to any game at Wrigley Field. I lived on Chicago’s north side for two years, and during that period I stumbled among the masses at Clark and Addison more than a few times. Last weekend I returned to the Windy City and was able to catch the marquis event that only happens 9 or 10 times a year: Cubs/Card at Wrigley.
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A Tale of Two Starfuckers

by on Apr.21, 2009, under Chicago, Music, Places, Queen Anne, Seattle

Shawn GlassfordShawn Glassford of Starfucker live at The Vera Project in Seattle, WA. April 10, 2009.

Starfucker is on the road again. So is the Andy Aupperlee Explosion 5000. I recently caught the cleverly named poppers in both Seattle and Chicago. I saw Starfucker twice before on their Fall 2008 tour, once in Washington DC (blog post here) and again several weeks later in Seattle. Over the winter Starfucker added a full-time drummer, Keil of Guidance Counselor, and recorded an EP titled Jupiter.
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