The Chaser

January 2010

5 years
ago

The Band Played On: Hairbanger’s Ball tonight at Uncle Fatty’s

Remember that sweet, soaring flute solo in the 1992 Guns N’ Roses heartbreaker “November Rain?” I do. “November Rain” was released at the beginning of my estimable high-school flute-playing career. I watched the wedding-themed video and the subsequent MTV Video Music Awards performance on VHS at least once a day, and I always wished I had the sheet music and my own cover band so I could recreate the song’s… read more »

5 years
ago

The Chaser’s Five Can’t-Miss Outings of the Week

Just when I was gearing up for winter hibernation, the bait nightspots are dangling to lure drinkers in from the cold got the best of me. I’d be on liver-failure alert if I tried to make it to every opening, promotion, special event, and unveiling, but here—in no particular order—are my picks for the five most tempting reasons to leave the house this week. Well, these and the fact that it’s not really that bleak out. You know, for January.

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