Metro owner Joe Shanahan: “Metro kind of owns me”

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Justin Kaufmann and Joe Shanahan

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Joe Shanahan, long-time owner of Metro, joins Justin at The Big Table to discuss the history of the legendary nightclub including why he started the club, having Wrigley Field as a neighbor, getting R.E.M. to play his club, being part of an indie-rock movement, the changing landscape of the music industry, the strength of the local music scene and how long he plans to continue.

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