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No More Shows At Chicago's Fireside

CHICAGO (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — Fireside Bowl, the longtime center of the Chicago live punk scene, will no longer be hosting concerts.

The promoter who books the venue left a note on his company's Web site claiming that operators of the establishment were planning on returning its focus to bowling rather than music. For years, the venue provided a place where concerts by touring acts lived in a strange equilibrium with a set of lanes.

The Fireside had a history of ups and downs. While it gave a stage to hundreds of bands, it drew complaints from surrounding neighborhoods for noise and litter.