He went to more shows than most folks half his age, and the people he supported and befriended honor his memory this month at the Empty Bottle.
Brooklyn band Go Deep want their stolen gear back, the Whistler gives away the last of 1,000 free LPs, and more.
Tim Daisy chats with Roy Haynes, Bon Iver heads to the Grammys, and more.
Nick and Nora pull a Sonny & Cher, Superchrist drops a Holy Shit, Beauty Bar celebrates R. Kelly
Fantastic instrumental rock quartet Cave and Spanish jazz drummer Ramon Lopez both give free live performances this evening.
A nice surprise from Tiger Bones, two helpings of great lo-fi pop, SoundCloud’s decision to alienate its DJ friends, hot Pitchfork Music Festival news, and more
Campfires and Bird Names like their music better when they don’t try to make it sound perfect.
The inaugural Milwaukee Avenue Arts Festival features over three miles of local music, art galleries, and other entertainment this Friday through Sunday.
Local experimental un-pop group/all-purpose weirdos Bird Names play Evanston’s James Park (300 Dodge Ave) Thursday 7/30 at 7:30 PM.
Garage-rock godfathers ? and the Mysterians play James Park as part of Evanston’s Starlight Concerts series.
Finally, something genially amusing to end the day for me.
Three years ago Bird Names front man David Lineal made an album for and about Rod Blagojevich. Now it’s found its moment.
Some alternatives to the big music festivals this weekend.
Bird Names kicks off the Audible Architecture concert series at Millennium Park this afternoon.
Bird Names’ excellent “Open Relationship,” a record that deserves two release parties