Logan Square DIY venue Strangelight will host one last show on Friday. Matt Harmon, John Harmon, and Zach Weinberg, who live in and run the space, are moving out. The three are also members of soon-to-be-defunct postpunk band Cloud Mouth, and they’ll play their last local club gig on Saturday (opening for CSTVT at Beat Kitchen) before heading to southeast Asia for a short tour.
The news of Friday’s show is bittersweet for me. Not only is Strangelight the subject of the first piece I wrote for the Reader, but the venue is the first DIY space I went to after moving to Chicago a couple years ago. I wrote about the great lengths the Harmon brothers—Weinberg had yet to move in—went through to put on shows in their basement and the conviviality they extended to folks who came to catch some music, but I left out my own anecdote.