- Concert package to see Skid Row
- When: Saturday, July 12, at 9 p.m.
- Where: H.O.M.E. Bar Chicago
- Door time: 8 p.m.
- Ticket values include all fees.
- $14 for a package for one (up to $25 value)
- $25 for a package for two (up to $50 value)
- General admission (up to $20 value per person)
- One beer per person (up to $5 value each)
- Singles from Skid Row’s self-titled album that rocketed up the charts: “I Remember You,” “18 and Life,” “Youth Gone Wild”
- What would happen if everyone who bought that album got together: They’d just about fill Singapore (pop. 5.3 million), then have to annex another island to house their hairdressers.
- Title they earned at the 1990 American Music Awards: Favorite Heavy Metal/Hard Rock New Artist
- Where 1991’s Slave to the Grind landed on the Billboard charts: No. 1
- Slave to the Grind’s biggest hits: “Wasted Time,” “Monkey Business”
- The axemen: original members Rachel Bolan (bass) and Dave “The Snake” Sabo and Scotti Hill (guitars)
- The lead singer: Johnny Solinger, replacing singer Sebastian Bach, who was presumably tired after 250 years of writing music
H.O.M.E. Bar Chicago
Everybody has personal drink specifications—a little more whiskey here, a little less beer there. That’s why seven booths at H.O.M.E. Bar Chicago’s are outfitted with table taps, where diners pour their own brews and spirits. Of course, guests can also defer to bartenders, who supply drafts, bottles, and cans from an extensive beer selection that includes microbrews such as Founders alongside beloved classics.
The libations complement H.O.M.E.’s version of American bar food, which includes unorthodox options such as chimichangas filled with philly cheesesteak or chicken cordon bleu fixings. For night owls, a late-night menu serves bar staples, such as fried zucchini and jalapeno poppers, from 10 p.m. until 1 a.m.
Those late night snacks keep patrons nourished as they watch the latest football matches, baseball games, and referee hugs on the bar’s 80 plasma televisions. Inside H.O.M.E.’s 15,000-square-foot theater, concertgoers take in shows by musicians such as Naughty by Nature and Carly Rae Jepsen, who groove across a 28-by-30-foot stage. Along with national acts, the theater frequently showcases local bands and DJs.