Copresented by British music magazine the Wire, this festival features music at the Empty Bottle, 1035 N. Western. All the shows begin at 9 PM; a pass good for all five costs $70. For more information call 773-276-3600 or 866-468-3401.

WEDNESDAY26

White Magic, Badawi c, Holy Fuck, Graveyards with Zac Davis | $15

THURSDAY27

Pere Ubu c, Ulrich Schnauss, Hair Police, Glenn Jones and Jack Rose c | $15

FRIDAY28

Qui, Excepter, Thomas Ankersmit, Leslie Keffer | $15

SATURDAY29

Deerhunter, Daniel Carter with Mike Reed and Ben Vida, No Age, Jim Becker & Sin Ropas with the films of Brent Green | $15

SUNDAY30

Boris, Michio Kurihara, Damon & Naomi, People | $20

Art accompanying story in printed newspaper (not available in this archive): White Magic.