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  1. STEVE McCORMICK: Swampy Blues Guru; ‘The Laws of Love’ EP (9/22)

    September 11, 2017 by 1888media

    Rooted firmly in the modern heartland, veteran singer-songwriter Steve McCormick is gearing up for the Sept 22 release of his new EP, The …
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  2. Alt-Folk Troubadours CINDY EMCH & MIKE FELTEN Announce Tour (Aug 3-12)

    June 17, 2017 by 1888media

    Twang-fueled Oakland indie rocker Cindy Emch and Chicago blues/folk troubadour Mike Felten have announced a 8-state Midwest tour, running August …
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  3. ROB MORROW BAND To Play EYES TO THE SKIES Festival in Chicago (July 2)

    June 16, 2017 by 1888media

    The Rob Morrow Band, featuring singer/ guitarist Rob Morrow, are set to play the Eyes To The Skies Festival in Lisle, …
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  4. Folk Troubadour MIKE FELTEN To Issue ‘Diamonds & Televisions’ on March 17

    March 7, 2017 by 1888media

    Somewhere tonight, Chicago singer-songwriter Mike Felten is stepping up on another stage. He has been doing this for fifty years. …
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  5. Jasmine Cain: Top-5 Tour Tips with Digital Tour Bus

    September 2, 2015 by 1888media

    While on tour this summer with Jeff LaBar (of Cinderella), Nashville rocker Jasmine Cain stopped by Digital Tour Bus in Chicago to …
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  6. Madison Pepper Performs Live At Fearless Radio (Listen Now)

    February 26, 2015 by 1888media

    Singer-songwriter Madison Pepper stopped by Fearless Radio in Chicago on Saturday February 21 to perform two songs and chat with …
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My childhood was filled with beer cans. I had a pretty mean collection. At first, it was just the basics, the Buds, Millers, Coors and Rolling Rocks but as my Dad saw my enthusiasm, he expanded my aluminum consciousness with exotic brands from around the globe. He traveled a lot for work. I would miss him while he was gone but also couldn't wait to see what cans he would bring home from a far-off land. Colorful labels with strange names came from Germany, Italy, Belgium, Denmark and Spain. Upon his return from Australia, he bequeathed a large blue Fosters fat boy. It was the coolest can I ever saw until he came back from Japan with a steel can emblazoned with a bursting red sun hovering over an ocean (and adorned with kanji I couldn't read).
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This beer can was my first introduction to Japanese culture. I loved everything about it, most of all that it represented a magical, mystical place seemingly on another planet. It would be many years before I truly fell deeply in love with Japan and Japanese culture. 
As I've gotten older, I've grown to appreciate the little thing he did, have a beer in a foreign country, but how immensely amazing it actually was. He was missing me too and although he didn't say it in words, he said it in his actions. I was collecting his memories, both his fondness for travel, and his love for me.
Aside from Chicago, Tokyo is my favorite city in the world. I look forward to one day having an Asahi in the heart of Roppongi.
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