• Starlicker

First off, I have to say that if you have even one metal bone in your body and you didn’t go see High on Fire on Friday, you done fucked up. They rampaged through the most apocalyptic set I’ve ever seen from them—which I’m tempted to ascribe to Matt Pike’s recent stint in rehab. He definitely played the fancy guitar bits in “Snakes for the Divine” more cleanly this time.

But the Reader‘s Soundboard page still has show recommendations for you today, even if you don’t care about High on Fire. After the jump are some highlights selected by our writers, but I should point out at least a few other interesting concerts first: ShowYouSuck and Super Minotaur on Monday at Schubas, the Polyphonic Spree on Tuesday at the Logan Square Auditorium, and Peven Everett on Wednesday at Reggie’s Music Joint.

Philip Montoro

Philip Montoro has been an editorial employee of the Reader since 1996 and its music editor since 2004. Pieces he has edited have appeared in Da Capo’s annual Best Music Writing anthologies in 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, and 2011. He shared two Lisagor Awards in 2019 for a story on gospel pioneer Lou Della Evans-Reid, and he’s also split two national awards from the Association of Alternative Newsmedia: one for multimedia in 2019 for his work on the TRiiBE collaboration the Block Beat, and one in in 2020 for editing the music writing of Reader staffer Leor Galil. Philip has played scrap metal in Lozenge, drummed with the Disasters, the Afflictions, and Brilliant Pebbles, and sung for the White Outs. He wrote the column Beer and Metal from 2012 till 2015, and hopes to do so again one day. You can also follow him on Twitter.