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Best band primed to break out this year

Ne-Hi @nehi_band OK, maybe not so much “primed” as “teetering on the edge of.” Indie-rock four-piece Ne-Hi dropped their raw self-titled debut a little over a year ago via local label Manic Static (which has since issued a second pressing), so by now its wistful, reverb-washed melodies, perfectly simple guitar leads, and swooshing, all-for-one choruses […]

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Baseball, Motherhood, and Punk

SHELLAC, MX-80, TAR, SIX FINGER SATELLITE LOGAN SQUARE AUDITORIUM, SEPTEMBER 4 A sign tacked up in the women’s bathroom of the Logan Square Auditorium says that the hall is available for “weddings, anniversaries, showers, fashion shows, parties, private functions, fundraising, etc.” I guess the Pine Tar .406, a musical extravaganza put on by local indie-rock […]