The First and 26th Wards will vote on a nonbinding referendum that asks whether Illinois should lift the ban on rent control—prohibited in the state since 1997.
Reality TV star and tattoo artist Phor showcases his rap skills at 1st Ward, tape label Love Lion pays tribute to the Chicago underground, and more.
Underground rock festival Ian’s Party is run mostly by volunteers, which helps it feel like a community instead of a branding exercise.
This week’s featured gig poster was designed by local artist (and Sueves member) Joe Schorgl.
Prom-A-Llama 2017, Cheap Thrills market, and more happenings from May 19-21
Five local bands celebrate new releases on one night, rapper and poet Malcolm London launches his Opia tour, and more.
Battlefield, Centennial Brooks, and more happenings from April 3-6.
This weekend Chicago garage rockers White Mystery debut the title track of their eighth annual 4/20 release—and play the Burger Revolution at 1st Ward.
Ambient artist Cinchel invites his audience to play along, Save Money rapper Dally Auston celebrates a new EP at 1st Ward, and more.
Ian’s Party, The Interview Show viewing party, and more happenings from January 6-8.
This week’s gig poster by Frank Okay celebrates the humongous megafest.
Long-running Chicago punk outfit Pegboy play a rare show tomorrow night at 1st Ward.
This week’s featured gig poster was designed by Francisco Ramirez.
The punk-focused music-booking company bids adieu to the Lakeview bar, and many of MP Presents’ August shows have been moved to 1st Ward in Wicker Park.
New documentaries focus on Devo, Morphine, the Mekons, the Residents, and more