The Blue Frog is shutting down in January and there's a pretty good chance the owners will have alienated the staff so much that everyone will throw in the towel before then, so this might be the last First Wednesday. If you've ever been, you'll want to join us this time. If you've never been, you must join us this time. [more inside]
I keep thinking the First Wednesday is this week. But because First Wednesday is instead next week, I am posting the regularly scheduled MefiChi meet-up. [more inside]
Wednesday the 7th is the first Goat-Frog of 2015. You deserve some post-holiday shenanigans. Meet at the Goat under Michigan Avenue after work. Head over to the Frog for karaoke before 10. Bring your A-game.
Come and support your fellow MeFites as they sing, dance, duck, and weave while competing for the FCK Belt! Plus, you'll get a warm, fuzzy glow by helping to raise money for Chicago's own Windy City Rollers! [more inside]
Alternately known as "100 Days to Anvil of Bacon Crom". Same Goat time, same Goat place, followed by same Frog place, same Frog shenanigans. [more inside]
Right? I'm reading this calendar correctly? First Wednesday in November is a week from today? Hopefully, cause I'll be Goat Frogging. You should join. [more inside]
Merriam-Webster defines "completist" as "one who wants to make something (as a collection) complete" [more inside]
Remember--the days of Goatening are numbered. Be there or be really sad you were not there. [more inside]
Wish Mary Mac a happy birthday and sing your face off next week at the Blue Frog. [more inside]
Inquiring minds want to know if the Metafilter Last Supper picture is hanging on the wall at the Goat still. Why don't we check it out and also have a meet-up? [more inside]
hugandpint and I will be in Portland, Oregon, USA for a spell in June and are interested in putting together a meetup that involves karaoke on either 6/6, 6/7, 6/8, or 6/9. I could get all fancy and actually look up where a good spot to do this might be or I could just ask if anyone has any ideas as to where the best karaoke digs are. [more inside]
Meet MeFi's own me3dia at Brando's Speakeasy for his annual karaoke get-together! Join Gapers Block staff and readers for drinks and singing after work. [more inside]
Hello! I'm in town for three weeks and am making a point of staying out late on a school night to catch Baby Ketten karaoke at Mississippi Pizza (for those who don't know about it already, see here) I would love to meet some fellow MeFites while I'm there. [more inside]
We doin' it again y'all. Last time many adorable Mefites came out and sang some of their favorite tunes by the Breeders, Cat Power, Weezer, Juliana Hatfield, Guided By Voice and so on and so forth. Also some Mefites just came and took pictures and were cool. But now we've got new songs, and there will be even more weird trivia contests and prizes and bad inside jokes by me your Host, thank god, amirite??? [more inside]
Hi all. My tenant is hosting the karaoke at the Jekyl and Hyde pub at 2340 Dundas Street West (Dundas West station) this coming Thursday night, starting at 10 p.m. I've promised him I'll show my support by showing up in my best landlady garb (complete with a worn, faded, half-buttonless housedress, scuzzy slippers, curlers, and one of my eighteen mangy cats in tow), and do my best rendition of "Live to Tell". And I'd like to have some fun people to hang out with between numbers. Does anyone want to come out for karaoke? The Jekyl and Hyde is a Firkin-like pub, the DJ's karaoke playbook is reportedly huge, and I'm told there aren't a lot of people who come to Thursday night karaoke, so you'll get the chance to sing several songs if you like. Or you can just point and laugh at those of us who do. We could also meet earlier than 10 p.m.
Remember nostalgia? Remember authenticity? Remember feelings? Remember indie rock? Relive your glory days with Live Band Indie Rock Karaoke: Sign up early or at the door to belt out your favorite songs by-- Guided By Voices, Pavement, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Moldy Peaches, Belle & Sebastian, Pavement, Arcade Fire, New Pornographers, Pavement, Pavement, and many more! Or just hang out and watch the emotional detachment pop like fireworks... All free. All real. All for you. Come out won't you? (but come early, the show will only be from 7-9, then Spike Hill kicks us all out) [more inside]
Remember that time we went out for karaoke? Man, it feels like it was yesterday. [more inside]
I'm turning 100000! It's a base-2 milestone! [more inside]
Metafilter's own me3dia had already planned a Gapers Block shindig at the Bong for Friday night, but now it'll be tinged with sadness: Cafe Bong is officially closing in two weeks. Come on out and say goodbye with a shot and a song before a Chicago institution shuts its doors.
Only sixteen days to the next Goatup! [more inside]
Given the success/awesome time we all had at my 30th birthday party last year, I've decided to book the same room at the same place for this year. [more inside]
Brooklyn is the final stop on Karaoke Underground's first East Coast tour on Saturday, May 14 at. Sing any of nearly 600 DIY karaoke songs from your favorite artists who get overlooked by Big Karaoke. [more inside]
Boston is the second stop on Karaoke Underground's first East Coast tour on Thursday, May 12 at 8:00 pm. Sing any of nearly 600 DIY karaoke songs from your favorite artists who get overlooked by Big Karaoke. [more inside]
Syracuse gets the privilege of hosting the first night of Karaoke Underground's first East Coast tour on Wednesday, May 11 at 8:00 pm. Boston, Brooklyn, and Philly shows to follow. [more inside]
Billy Goat Tavern under Michigan Avenue. You know the drill.
As I've mentioned at the last couple of meetups, I'd love to do a Mefite karaoke happy hour at the Highball. If we go between 4:30 and 7:00 on a weekday, we can get a free room and happy hour prices on drinks. [more inside]
Awesome karaoke. Cheap drinks. What more do you need to know? [more inside]
I missed you guys and I want pizza, beer, and karaoke. [more inside]
Saturday nights at Piece. Starts at 11. Always full of hilarity. [more inside]
Three great things that go great together! The usual meetup, and then? THE BONG. Yeah. **** [more inside]
Still hungover from Wednesday? Come on out for MORE KARAOKE! MORE BEER! MORE YELLING! [more inside]