Though Chicago is one of Michigan's closest neighbors, I was barely conscious of the city throughout much of my life. It's just out of regular driving distance from my town and just close enough that flying made little to no sense. If anything, Chicago was just another flight layover destination like Atlanta, but with a psychedelic underground tunnel and none of those classy smoking rooms. What I've come to realize is Chicago is where many of Michigan's musicians move to. Michigan has an odd, disjointed scene with no real center, so when I made the decision myself to move to Chicago a year and a half ago, I was opened up to a vibrant music scene for the first time.