Chicago offers plenty of venue options for bands planning record-release shows, but local noise-punk trio Running decided to forgo, say, the Empty Bottle or the Hideout. “We wanted to do something off-kilter, or something a little bit more unique,” says Running bassist and vocalist Matthew Hord. Tonight Hord and his bandmates will celebrate their new full-length, Asshole Savant, by performing at Wicker Park’s beloved Rainbo Club, a bar where you’re much more likely to find local musicians hanging out than playing a set.
The Rainbo Club is the first bar Hord went to when he moved to the north side, and he’s friends with a lot of the people who work there. In fact some of those friends came up with the idea of Running doing a show at the bar, and first shared it with Hord about a month ago.