A big congrats to Michele McGuire, who won Rock ‘N Vote last night at House of Blues Chicago! Michele is a Chicago-based singer and songwriter with a great, big bluesy voice. Her win means she’ll play at the Taste of Chicago this July. For more about her music, visit her website.
Thanks to all of the bands who participated (The Addies, DVS Jackson Esq and Why So White). What a great show!

A big congrats to Michele McGuire, who won Rock ‘N Vote last night at House of Blues Chicago! Michele is a Chicago-based singer and songwriter with a great, big bluesy voice. Her win means she’ll play at the Taste of Chicago this July. For more about her music, visit her website.

Thanks to all of the bands who participated (The Addies, DVS Jackson Esq and Why So White). What a great show!

One of your big things is the idea of swag. You say it a lot, and it’s become this major thing. You have Diddy saying “swag” all the time because of you. What is swag all about? What does swag mean to you?

Man, swag, really, is just like a feeling, an emotion, it’s like swag. It’s like when Spider-Man flipped his web, you know what I mean? And it hits the wall and it’s like swag. You know, swat a fly, you know what I mean? It’s like you swat a fly, it’s like, swag! You know what I mean? And God bless all the reptiles and the animals and the insects. I don’t want to disrespect anybody killing the fly. But you know, sometimes they have to swat it, and it’s like, the fly is like, swag! You know what I mean? Pretty much it’s an emotion, a feeling, a good energy. I definitely brought swag back. I like the word. I didn’t use to like the word, you know, and I just started playing around and saying it.

Click through for all the Based God’s wisdom over on the RedEye site, and go check him out tonight at House of Blues at 7 p.m. We’ll be there, most likely with spatulas in hand, ready to cook.