With federal aid to venues only now arriving, how are tour managers, stagehands, bookers, and their colleagues in the concert business making ends meet?
Chicago jazz guitarist Tim Stine drops an engagingly off-kilter new trio album, a 26-track compilation benefits the staff of the shuttered Crown Liquors, and more.
This week’s featured gig poster was created by Mute Neighbor.
Reunited late-70s Irish punks Protex hit Chicago for two shows, Redgrave host an ACLU benefit to fight Trump’s Muslim ban, and more.
Day of the Dead Chicago, Little Bash of Horrors, and more happenings from October 28-30
A ghoulish brunch, a costume parade, and more spooky things to do
Filter Photo Festival, 312 Urban Block Party, and more happenings from September 23-25
Los Crudos celebrate their 25th year with nine days of music and art, Vamos and Lil Tits play a first-anniversary party for the new Crown Liquors, and more.
Chicago Zine Fest, Chicago Humanities Festival, and more happenings from April 29-May 1.
Marble gets a name change and Crown Tap gets (another) facelift.
Crown Tap Room 2821 N. Milwaukee 773-252-9741 There are hundreds of ways to get fall-over hammered at a local drinking establishment. And so many of them involve a fiery-eyed yahoo—someone you likely met that same night—demanding “Shots!” A staggered line of shot glasses on top of a well-worn bar isn’t as much a slippery slope […]
Challenged to create a cocktail with bone marrow, Alex Enochs of Charlatan creates a stock with it and puts it in a Bloody Mary.
Braid plot their first full-length in 16 years, Slushy become a transcontinental duo, and more.
Current musical obsessions of CUFF artistic director Bryan Wendorf and filmmaker Mike Gibisser
Former Mika Miko members take a headfirst dive into sunshiny pop