I'm not going to guess as to Whitney's exact age but I'm guessing I might be just a few years ahead. Here's a rare "best of" list out in May and Best Albums of Last 25 Years and I've been listening to a lot of the same stuff.
Rolling Stone Magazine takes a look at The Best Big Rooms In America and includes Chicago's Metro. I LOVE Metro, don't get me wrong. But Rolling Stone is wayyy out of touch with music, did you see their "Best Albums" list from last year? Ugh.
This Chicago fest has had some good acts in recent years. While I don't believe their website has full details yet, Green Music Festival takes place June 22-23 in Wicker Park. Right now I'm looking at Sunday with Joe Pug, Ha Ha Tonka and This Must Be The Band. Looks like Saturday's headliner is Manchester Orchestra. More to come.