BW3 15888 S La Grange Rd Orland Park, IL

Once a year I get to visit my good friends out in the burbs and we always try to make it a special occasion since they are all married w/ children and it’s hard to align our schedules.

I had been craving wings from BW3 for longer than I are to mention. In the city it’s always loud and ‘brahs’ in backward ball caps are boisterous and high fiving to the point where it’s just damned annoying and to a wing snob such as myself it takes away from the experience.

The plan was to meet at the Orland Park location which being just after work I was not sure what to expect. What I did experience was first rate service from the moment we walked in.

We were seating immediately in the bar section and our waitress Ashley was prompt in taking our drink order as we sat. As we waited for our third party I made my way over to the jukebox where I was helped by another helpful employee named Amanda. The TV’s all had sports on but the volume was off so we could enjoy music. This oversized jukebox was new to me and the assistance and attention was very much appreciated. She even went out of her way to turn it up for us. Now that’s customer service.

Since the last time I was at a BW3 a lot of new flavors have been added to the menu. My order of 20 included SALT & VINEGAR SEASONING, BUFFALO SEAOSNING, my old favorite CARIBBEAN JERK and my new favorite JAMMIN’ JALAPEÑO which has just enough heat to linger on your palate which is something I look for in a pepper sauce. One of my friends later commented on how amazed he was at hot meaty our wings were and he was spot on, these were not the typical wimpy wings from a pizza joint.

Over the 25 or so years that I’ve been dining at BW3 this was by far the best experience and so much so that I will be venturing to this location again very soon. Yes it was that great and it’s well worth venturing out of Chicago city limits for the experience.

The food was delicious and I’m going to have to buy the Jalapeno sauce for my own kitchen. A big thank you to the staff at this BW3 who set a new standard in excellent service and I hope to see you all again soon.

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NEW CHICAGOLAND CONCERT LISTINGS


Billy Idol, Riviera Theatre, 2/7, 8 PM, on sale Fri 10/10, 10 AM

Atmosphere Aragon Ballroom, 11/22, 6 PM, all-ages.

Brendan Bayliss & Jake Cinninger Park West, 12/12, 8 PM, all-ages, on sale Fri 10/10, 10 AM.

The Blind Shake Subterranean, 11/19, 8:30 PM.

Bonerama SPACE, Evanston, 1/17, 8 PM, all-ages, on sale Sat 10/11, 11 AM.

Greg Brown SPACE, Evanston, 1/8, 7:30 PM, all-ages, on sale Sat 10/11, 11 AM.

Otis Clay SPACE, Evanston, 1/10, 8 PM, all-ages, on sale Sat 10/11, 11 AM.

Cracker Maurer Hall, Old Town School of Folk Music, 12/5, 7 PM, all-ages, on sale Fri 10/10, 8 AM.

Neil Diamond United Center, 4/14, 8 PM, on sale Mon 10/13, 10 AM.

Elephant Stone Burlington, 11/7, 9 PM.

Brooke Fraser Bottom Lounge, 2/20, 7:30 PM, all-ages, on sale Fri 10/10, 10 AM.

Galactic Concord Music Hall, 2/6, 9 PM.

Holy Ghost Tent Revival Subterranean, 11/20, 8 PM.

Holy Sons Beat Kitchen, 11/12, 9 PM.

Patterson Hood SPACE, Evanston, 12/19, 8 PM, all-ages, on sale Fri 10/10, 10 AM.

Billy Idol, Broncho Riviera Theatre, 2/7, 8 PM, on sale Fri 10/10, 10 AM.

Isley Brothers, Keith Sweat UIC Pavilion, 11/29, 6:30 PM.

Jeff the Brotherhood Empty Bottle, 12/31, 9 PM, on sale Fri 10/10, 10 AM.

Johnnyswim SPACE, Evanston, 12/13-14, 8 PM, all-ages, on sale Sat 10/11, 11 AM.

Keb’ Mo’ North Shore Center for the Performing Arts, Skokie, 1/31, 8 PM, all-ages, on sale Fri 10/10, 10 AM.

Koffin Kats Reggie’s Rock Club, 2/20, 8 PM.

Ed Kowalczyk City Winery, 2/28-3/1, 8 PM, all-ages, on sale Thu 10/9, noon.

Nick Lowe Maurer Hall, Old Town School of Folk Music, 12/6, 8 PM, all-ages, on sale Fri 10/10, 8 AM.

Delbert McClinton City Winery, 12/6, 8 PM, all-ages, on sale Thu 10/9, noon.

Stephin Merritt Maurer Hall, Old Town School of Folk Music, 11/8, 7 PM, all-ages, on sale Fri 10/10, 8 AM.

Ingrid Michaelson Park West, 11/18, 7:30 PM, all-ages, on sale Fri 10/10, 10 AM.

Rhett Miller City Winery, 11/25, 8 PM, all-ages, on sale Thu 10/9, noon.

Virgil Moorefield Pocket Orchestra Constellation, 11/9, 7:30 PM.

Nightwish, Sabaton Concord Music Hall, 4/18, 6:45 PM, all-ages, on sale Sat 10/11, 10 AM.

Pampers Hideout, 11/15, 9 PM.

Phantogram Thalia Hall, 10/22, 7 PM.

Joshua Radin, Andrew Belle Thalia Hall, 2/20, 8 PM, all-ages, on sale Fri 10/10, 10 AM.

Shivas Subterranean, 10/20, 6:30 PM, all-ages.

Steel Panther House of Blues, 12/16, 8:30 PM, on sale Fri 10/10, 10 AM.

10,000 Maniacs City Winery, 2/14, 5:30 and 8 PM, all-ages, on sale Thu 10/9, noon.

Dustin Wong & Takako Minekawa Hideout, 11/8, 9 PM.

Zap Mama, Antibalas Park West, 2/14, 8 PM, on sale Fri 10/10, 10 AM.
UPDATED LISTINGS

Marsha Ambrosius the Shrine, 10/27-28, 8 PM, second show added.

Lucy & Suzzy Roche Studios at SPACE, Evanston, 11/20, 7 and 9:30 PM, all-ages, 7 PM show is sold out, 9:30 PM show added.

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Billy Idol Unveils Dates for Early 2015 North American Tour


Billy Idol will kick off 2015 in grand fashion, rocking stages across North America in late January and February. The iconic rocker with the whiplash smile will kick off the run beginning Jan. 21 in New Orleans, with dates booked through a Feb. 18 tour leg finale in Los Angeles.


Idol is kicking off the ‘Kings & Queens of the Underground Live’ world tour in Europe this November before heading stateside. The album, also titled ‘Kings & Queens of the Underground,’ will arrive in stores on Oct. 21. This marks Idol’s first new album release in nearly a decade and you can already stream the single ‘Can’t Break Me Down’ at Spotify.


Tickets for the tour dates go on sale this Friday (Oct. 10), with the exception of the Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver dates, which will go on sale the following Friday (Oct. 17). Upstart rockers Broncho will appear as special guests at each of the North American dates.


And while there is reason to look ahead for Idol, there’s also plenty going on for the rocker this week. Idol’s new autobiography, ‘Dancing With Myself,’ hits shelves tomorrow (Oct. 7), and the singer is making the rounds to promote the effort. He just appeared on ‘CBS Sunday Morning‘ in a feature and has appearances booked this week on NBC’s Today Show (Oct. 7), the Howard Stern Show (Oct. 8) and he’ll be interviewed during a keynote event at the CBGB Music and Film Festival in New York City on Oct. 9.


Billy Idol 2015 ‘Kings & Queens of the Underground Live’ Tour Dates:


1/21 — New Orleans, La. — House of Blues
1/22 — Atlanta, Ga. — The Tabernacle
1/24 — Upper Darby, Pa. — Tower Theatre
1/25 — Washington, D.C. — Lincoln Theatre
1/28 — New York, N.Y. — Beacon Theatre
1/31 — Boston, Mass. — Orpheum Theatre
2/3 — Montreal, Quebec — Metropolis
2/4 — Toronto, Ontario — Massey Hall
2/7 — Chicago, Ill. — Riviera Theatre
2/9 — Denver, Colo. — Paramount Theatre
2/12 — Vancouver, British Columbia — Queen Elizabeth Theatre
2/13 — Seattle, Wash. — Paramount Theatre
2/15 — Oakland, Calif. — Fox Theatre
2/18 — Los Angeles, Calif. — Wiltern

 

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Epic Event This Sunday; the PRUDE CD Release Party

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AC/DC To Release ‘Rock Or Bust’ Album; ‘Play Ball’ Song To Debut This Weekend


Legendary Anglo-Australian hard rockers AC/DC will release their first new album in six years, an 11-track collection named “Rock Or Bust”, in Australia on November 28 and in North America on December 2.

Starting September 27, Turner Sports will provide fans a sneak peek of the new song “Play Ball” as part of the 2014 Major League Baseball Postseason campaign. The content will run for several weeks across TBS, the exclusive home to this year’s American League Postseason coverage, as well as leading media brands within the Turner portfolio.

AC/DC has also revealed that founding guitarist Malcolm Young will not be returning to the group due to ill health. “Unfortunately due to the nature of Malcolm’s illness, he will not be rejoining the band,” reads a statement issued by the AC/DC’s a label Alberts and Sony Music Australia.

AC/DC has confirmed it will embark on a world tour in to promote “Rock Or Bust” and celebrate the band’s 40th anniversary, with Angus and Malcolm Young’s nephew Stevie stepping in for Malcolm on rhythm guitar. Stevie played on the new CD, which was recorded at the Warehouse Studio in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada with producer Brendan O’Brien and mixer Mike Fraser.

While promoting his debut solo album last month, AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd dismissed reports that AC/DC had considered calling it quits after Malcolm’s illness was made public.

“Angus Young will never retire,” Rudd said. “We were never going to retire. It’ll never happen. Angus will never retire and as long as Angus never retires, I won’t fucking retire either.”

According to Rudd, tour plans had not yet been finalized, but he expected to return to the road shortly. “I’ll get a call a month before they need me,” he said.

“We’ve done some long, hard tours. It’s not easy. You do it for 18 months, you’re the walking dead when you finish, especially as you get older. But everything’s great in the band, we’re ready to fire up on all cylinders again.”

Although some music news sites erroneously quoted Rudd as saying that the album was recorded in 10 days, he actually said that he was done with his drum parts in that time, adding, “I’ve never played better.”

AC/DC biographer Jesse Fink stated earlier this year that it was likely Malcolm’s absence would become permanent. He said: “The important thing is we all let Mal be and hope he can recover. We should all expect that Stevie is in the band now.” Regarding the new material, he said: “I’m hearing on very reliable authority it’s up there with ‘Black Ice’, or even better — so Stevie must be a good replacement for Mal.”

Stevie Young played with AC/DC once before during a 1988 tour, while Malcolm stepped out to deal with his dependency on alcohol.

Legend has it that Stevie resembled his uncle closely enough that many fans reportedly didn’t even know Malcolm had left the tour.

“We miss Malcolm, obviously,” AC/DC singer Brian Johnson told TeamRock Radio this past July. “He’s a fighter. He’s in hospital, but he’s a fighter. We’ve got our fingers crossed that he’ll get strong again.

“Stevie, Malcolm’s nephew, was magnificent, but when you’re recording with this thing hanging over you and your work mate isn’t well, it’s difficult. But I’m sure he was rooting for us. He’s such a strong man. He’s a small guy, but he’s very strong. He’s proud and he’s very private, so we can’t say too much.”

The first AC/DC album in the band’s 41 year history without Malcolm Young on the recordings, “Rock Or Bust” follows the immensely successful “Black Ice”, which debuted at No. 1 in 31 countries upon release in 2008, and has gone on to sell nearly 8 million copies worldwide.

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Pete Berwick Live Dates Update

Pete will also be appearing at Toffler’s in New Glarus WI Saturday Dec. 13, 2014

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