What's that? You didn't get tickets to the sold-out-in-seconds Smashing Pumpkins show tonight? (Man, can Billy Corgan still court controversy, or what?) That's no excuse to sit at home and listen to "Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness" on continuous loop. There are drinks to be had! Here's our guide to what's going down in Chicago's bars and lounges Tuesday night.
Punk rock mainstay Delilah's delights regulars with its always-entertaining scheduling, including music-related movies on Tuesday nights. Tonight's feature is "Eat the Document," Bob Dylan's documentary about his 1966 European tour that established him as a bona fide rock star. Throw back some of Delilah's extensive list of whiskeys and make your own memories -- foggy as they may be.
If you're in the mood to move with your mojito, Nacional 27 is the place for you. Free salsa lessons led by professional dance instructors heat things up even more than usual at this swanky Latin American supper club.
If you just want to be heard, head to the Spoken Word Cafe for Mixtape Tuesdays, a showcase for local hip-hop, R&B and soul musicians. After the set, DJ Awol spins hip-hop and soul late into the night.
So, what's it gonna be?