Ty Segall’s Assmountain (2016), acrylic on canvas, 36 by 48 inches

Not that this wolf is complaining, but Ty Segall seems to play in Chicago every two months! Dude just can’t stay away from our fair city. On Sunday, March 26, the grungy California rocker will put a different side of himself on display for us—and you can take “display” quite literally! That night, Drag City Records hosts an opening reception for the first solo show of Segall’s paintings, “Assterpiece Theatre,” at the label’s performance and exhibition space, Soccer Club Club (2923 N. Cicero). The evening includes a live set by Drag City head of sales and staff Rian Murphy (who’s played with the likes of Will Oldham and Edith Frost), a set from DJs Hippie Whorehouse, and refreshments from Land and Sea Dept. Segall will attend, but he isn’t scheduled to play. His show will stay up till Friday, April 28.

All Smiles, the monthly hip-hop showcase run by local rapper Rich Jones, celebrates its fifth anniversary in April—but you don’t want to miss this month’s installment, which is at Tonic Room on Friday, March 24. It features producer Brian Matos (aka Death Juke), teaching artist Jasmine Barber (aka rapper J. Bambii), hip-hop band Sex No Babies, and resident mix master DJ Elliven. Rising MC Ju headlines, and Gossip Wolf loves his collision of snarling rap and woebegone pop-punk—check out his recent single “Funeral.” The show starts at 8 PM and costs $8.

After receiving a cease-and-desist letter from TED Talks this month, the organizers of Drunk TED Talks have dropped the “TED.” They’re carrying on as Drunk [Redacted] Talks, with the same boozy modus operandi. The next edition, held at the Whistler on Thursday, March 23, features A.V. Club senior editor Kyle Ryan, rapper ShowYouSuck, and the Reader‘s Leor Galil, who doesn’t drink but will probably be drunk on power. Leor promises to discuss “Hot Topic stores, contemporary parties like Emo Night LA, and SoCal MySpace-style emo rapper Lil Peep.” It’s free.  v

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