• Ana Tijoux

If you go out to see live music on Mondays or Tuesdays, chances are you’re such a committed concertgoer that you don’t need my help deciding what to see. I’m writing for the people who want to start taking in live music at every conceivable opportunity, I guess. Hell, it’s almost always cheaper than therapy, and I’m pretty sure it’s at least as effective. (No, I’m not a Scientologist. I just do what works for me. Your mileage may vary.)

After the jump I’ll be running through the Reader’s Soundboard recommendations for the next couple days, but I also want to underline a show nobody managed to write up: Doomsday Student, Tinsel Teeth, Oozing Wound, and Spanyurd at the Empty Bottle for free on Monday. Doomsday Student consists of three-quarters of the late great Arab on Radar—front man Eric Paul, guitarist Stephen Mattos, and drummer Craig Kureck—plus guitarist Paul Vieira, who plays with Paul and Kureck in the Chinese Stars. You may also recall some discussion of Oozing Wound and Spanyurd in these very pages.

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 another in 2021 for Leor Galil's history of Neo, and he’s also split three national awards from the Association of Alternative Newsmedia: one for multimedia in 2019 for his work on the TRiiBE collaboration the Block Beat, and two (in 2020 and 2022) 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.