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Interview: Ric Addy, Owner of Chicago’s Shake, Rattle & Read, on Closing the Business

19 May 2016 7:35 PM, PDT | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Chicago – The term “throwback” is bantered about with such regularity these days that it loses its meaning. An authentic throwback, however, is the eclectic pop culture store “Shake, Rattle & Read,” which closes its doors at the end of business Saturday, May 21st, 2016. The outlet, an Uptown neighborhood mainstay, has been owned by the same family for 50 years. Current owner Ric Addy is ready to say goodbye to all that.

Ric Addy is a throwback retail hustler, riding the shock wave of the changes to the Uptown neighborhood since taking over the store from his sister in 1986. He began in the record store business, when the wax platter was the music delivery system of choice. After gaining experience from Rose Records downtown, and the Record Exchange in Evanston (Illinois, north of Chicago), he decided to take over the “Book Box” location his sister had run since 1966. For the last 30 years, through »

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Watch Violent Femmes, Scatting Colbert Perform 'Blister in the Sun'

24 February 2016 6:57 AM, PST | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Alt-rock veterans Violent Femmes recruited Stephen Colbert for a quirky rendition of their 1983 classic "Blister in the Sun" Tuesday on The Late Show. The web-exclusive clip features a gushing introduction from the host, who says of "Blister," "I think I've played [it] a thousand times, and I can't wait to hear a thousand and one."

The trio perform in an acoustic setup, with live percussionist John Sparrow wielding brushes on a barbecue grill. After a brief audience sing-along, frontman Gordon Gano calls out Colbert for a cameo, which includes hushed singing and hilarious jazz-folk scatting. »

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Violent Femmes Announce New Tour, Will Play ‘Late Show’ [Tour Dates]

23 February 2016 2:09 PM, PST | Uinterview | See recent Uinterview news »

The Violent Femmes have announced tour dates for their newest tour to support their album, “We Can Do Anything,” due out March 4. The tour kicks off May 2 in Salt Lake City. The tour is mostly sticking to the West Coast and runs for 17 days before ending in Missoula, Mt. Get Violent Femmes Tickets Here! […]

The post Violent Femmes Announce New Tour, Will Play ‘Late Show’ [Tour Dates] appeared first on uInterview. »

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