Five films that captured the vibrant, changing pop-music scene of the 1980s.
The Reader‘s weekly look at music stories we didn’t publish ourselves
Bands dress up as better bands for Halloween at Cole’s, Gramps the Vamp celebrate their spooky, funky new LP, and more.
The Smart Studios Story, opening the Chicago International Movies & Music Festival, revisits the Madison recording studio that nurtured the indie rock of the 90s.
When record stores aren’t buying used vinyl directly from the public, they might find a carload of goodies at the Chicagoland Record Collectors Show.
In tribute to the late Devo guitarist, one of the group’s finest recordings
Devo, Dirty Three, and Julia Holter are among the highlights on this week’s Soundboard
New-wave weirdo Wazmo Nariz was one of just two acts from Chicago’s punk scene to sign to a major label
Drummer John Herndon tattoos you. Plus: J2K of Flosstradamus eyes the door, and Chrissy Murderbot collects remixes of “Pop Yo Back.”
In an insane four days, Jeremy works for Iron & Wine, Pavement, and Sonic Youth. Can he pull it off?
This week’s Early Warnings include the Big Pink, Coliseum, Blitzen Trapper, Phoenix, Devo, the Chicago Jazz Festival, the National, Shonen Knife, and Wavves.
The Lollapalooza lineup: reactions and predictions
Local nonprofit Rock for Kids holds its annual Rock & Roll Auction tonight at Park West.
The Devo shows at the Vic aren’t your only chances to get a taste of Mark Mothersbaugh this week; some of his visual art is on exhibit at David Leonardis Gallery.
Critics’ Choices and other notable concerts: Devo, Girls, Don Byron, Shrinebuilder, the Reigning Sound, Brother Ali, and more