“From 1994 to 2004, Fireside Bowl — a ramshackle all-ages establishment originally meant for bowling but adapted for music — carved out an underground legacy on a par with New York’s CBGB and Berkeley’s Gilman Street. High school bands with only three songs could share a bill with bands that had three albums. At the height of its programming, Brian Peterson and Dave Eaves, the talent buyers, were putting on up to eight shows a week, $5 each, advertised on monthly schedules so jam-packed with names they could make even Fireside’s youngest and most bright-eyed patrons dizzy.”—Meribah Knight for the Chicago News Cooperative
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