In last year’s Best of Chicago issue we announced the opening of Avondale record store Bric-a-Brac, and this weekend the shop celebrates its first birthday with an all-day party. Late last June, Nick Mayor and Jen Lemasters opened Bric-a-Brac—part record store, part live-music venue, part collectible shop—at the corner of Diversey and Kedzie, and over the past year business has thrived, with inventory growing and in-store shows and parties happening a couple of times a month. This anniversary event (which starts at noon on Sat 6/14 and is expected to wrap up some point after 8 PM) includes a full lineup of live music, DJ sets from local musicians, free pizza from Dimo’s, cake, drinks, some homemade southern cooking brought into town by Mayor’s mom from Alabama, and a performance from a special surprise guest who may be a long-haired air-guitar champion. The party is free and all-ages. Check out the full lineup below.
Son of a Gun