Future’s conscience-stricken coke rap and 15 more reviews of recent releases
After their newly acquired Logan Square residence went up in flames, the couple got creative with an “unintentional gut rehab.”
Highlights of the Do-Division Street Fest include Peanut Butter Wolf, Le Butcherettes, and Pinebender
Pinebender plays its first show in two years at Do-Division—and a big chunk of the rest of the lineup has been announced too.
This week’s Early Warnings include the Antlers, Afrika Bambaataa, Bouncing Souls, the Chicago Blues Festival, Dodos, Les Savy Fav, Lollapalooza, Nashville Pussy, the New Bomb Turks, Jonathan Richman, Thao & Mirah, and Eddie Vedder.
And with that, we retire our gift blog.
What you need to know before you go
Intro | Saturday | Sunday friday17 5 PM Tortoise I never saw Tortoise as radical reinventors of rock. To me it just looked like they had good taste, deep curiosity, and remarkable focus; what other people called “postrock” was just the band following their interests where they led, using whatever atypical instrumentation it took to […]
Intro | Friday | Sunday saturday18 1 PM Disappears Initially a recording project for Brian Case (formerly of the 90 Day Men and currently with the on-hiatus Ponys) and Graeme Gibson (formerly of Boas and currently with the Fruit Bats), now a tightly wound live quartet, Disappears are one of the Chicago scene’s most promising […]
Intro | Friday | Saturday sunday19 1 PM Michael Columbia Like many of the mostly local bands in the incestuous circle surrounding the Obey Your Brain label, Chicago trio Michael Columbia plays an avant-garde brand of jazz-inflected funk that might come off as pretentious if it weren’t buoyed by such a sense of fun. On […]