This week’s featured gig poster was created by Chicago artist Nik Dali.
Dumpster Tapes books the Demolición festival to make room for Latinx rock in the self-segregated north-side scene.
Minor Moon celebrate a new album of lush, stately folk rock, Hooligan magazine throws itself a fifth-birthday party, and more.
Vic Mensa throws a fund-raiser for his ambitious new charitable foundation, shambolic glam punks the Sueves preview their forthcoming second album, and more.
Dumpster Tapes showcases local Latinx talent at the second annual Demolición, Chicago groove machines the Lowdown Brass Band celebrate a new album, and more.
Five local bands celebrate new releases on one night, rapper and poet Malcolm London launches his Opia tour, and more.
Shannon Candy of Strawberry Jacuzzi launches her label in time for Cassette Store Day, Chicago musicians turn up in Joe Swanberg’s Easy, and more.
A mystery-meat pinata, a pig roast, a Paul Virant book signing, and more