Fireside Bowl resumes shows

Venerable Chicago venue Fireside Bowl recently reopened its doors to bands after a six year absence from hosting shows and dramatic renovations between then and now. After roughly a decade of carving out a niche as an important aspect of the DIY scene in Chicago, Fireside closed its doors to shows in 2004 to renovate its dilapidated bowling lanes and refocus its business plan. However, in June owner Jim Lapinski agreed to a trial run of summer shows at the revamped space.

Chicago News Cooperative has a detailed story on the reopening here, and you can click Read More to check out its accompanying video.

Rehabbed, A Punk Rock Dive Grows Up from Chicago News Cooperative on Vimeo.