The about-to-be-married Alex Fruchter of Closed Sessions, aka DJ RTC Credit: Andrew Zeiter

Closed Sessions honcho Alex Fruchter, aka DJ RTC, is getting married! Those of you who never got a “save the date” card can come to the party at East Room on Thursday, September 3, that the Closed Sessions team is throwing in Fruchter’s honor (if you’re at least 21). The killer lineup of DJs at “RTC’s Last Hurrah” includes Rude One, Manny Muscles, and Closed Sessions producers Odd Couple and Boathouse; Closed Sessions cofounder Michael Kolar will “sing the classics” (whatever that means). The party’s free and starts at 9 PM.

Suburban pop-punks Troubled Hubble have been dormant since The Sir Chenjun E.P. in 2005. Until now, that is! They’ve regrouped for a handful of reunion shows, beginning Saturday, September 5: at 2 PM they play a free in-store at Pinwheel Records in Pilsen, and that night they headline Subterranean. This wolf recommends Troubled Hubble to anyone keen on the Dismemberment Plan’s off-center pop.

Last week, poppy Chicago garage-rock band Varsity dropped a catchy new digital single called “Cult of Personality,” which this wolf digs even though it doesn’t sound anything like the Living Colour song. On Saturday, September 5, Varsity wraps up a midwestern tour with a 4 PM in-store at Saki (with Sleeping Bag front man David Segedy) and a late show at Cole’s (with Strange Lovelies and Basketball).

This wolf’s favorite Game of Thrones bastard/hero, Jon Snow, may or may not have kicked the bucket a few months back, but local screamo trio Lord Snow are still guarding the wall! Last month they returned from touring Europe and the east coast and posted six new scorchers to Bandcamp, and they say German label Adagio830 will release them on 45 early next year.  v

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