This week’s featured gig poster was created by local artist and musician Jay Ryan.
This week’s featured gig poster was designed by local artist Calvin Fredrickson.
This week’s featured gig poster was designed by Jay Ryan.
Shen Wei at the Auditorium Theater, Dia de los Muertos celebration at the National Museum of Mexican Art, and more happenings from September 22-24
Garage-rock label Randy Records drops debut LPs by Skip Church and Today’s Hits, Dumpster Tapes celebrates its third Monster Compilation at Cole’s, and more.
An excerpt from The Empty Bottle Chicago: 21+ Years of Music / Friendly / Dancing
Friends and colleages remember musician Stephanie Morris at the Hideout, White/Light scores a new sci-fi short film, and more.
Deathfix’s Brendan Canty (who used to drum in Fugazi) talks to Dianogah’s Jay Ryan (who still runs the Bird Machine).
A new sound installation by Nathan Keay is an emotional memorial to his wife, Stephanie Morris.
What you need to know before you go
Intro | Saturday | Sunday friday17 5 PM Tortoise I never saw Tortoise as radical reinventors of rock. To me it just looked like they had good taste, deep curiosity, and remarkable focus; what other people called “postrock” was just the band following their interests where they led, using whatever atypical instrumentation it took to […]
Intro | Friday | Sunday saturday18 1 PM Disappears Initially a recording project for Brian Case (formerly of the 90 Day Men and currently with the on-hiatus Ponys) and Graeme Gibson (formerly of Boas and currently with the Fruit Bats), now a tightly wound live quartet, Disappears are one of the Chicago scene’s most promising […]
Intro | Friday | Saturday sunday19 1 PM Michael Columbia Like many of the mostly local bands in the incestuous circle surrounding the Obey Your Brain label, Chicago trio Michael Columbia plays an avant-garde brand of jazz-inflected funk that might come off as pretentious if it weren’t buoyed by such a sense of fun. On […]
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