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Apocalyptic party rockers the Velcro Lewis Group preach their truth on the new Amnesia Haze
The Velcro Lewis Group premiere the politically charged Amnesia Haze with the Reader today and play a show at the Hideout to celebrate on Sunday.
Chicago’s Post Child celebrate their new album of grungy, nostalgic slacker rock
Nineties alt-rock revivalists Post Child play a free record-release show at Emporium on Thursday night.
Vivian Girls singer Cassie Ramone headlines a mellow night of solo sets at the Owl
The night also includes sets from three local singers.
Memphis synth-punk Nots play for free at the Owl tonight
The punk four-piece take on bad-vibes synth-punk on their newest Goner single.
Free, all-ages library punk shows continue this Saturday in Rogers Park
Kenny Rasmussen continues bringing experimental rock music to the city’s libraries.
Folk guitarist Ryley Walker and free jazz drummer Ben Billington jam tonight for a good cause
The duo team up at Cole’s tonight to benefit the Carrefour Collaborative.
British band Ultimate Painting kick off their American tour at Permanent Records tonight
With a new record on Trouble in Mind, the duo arrive in Chicago and line up some shows.
ElSounds Fest hosts a massive lineup of local music this weekend
Twenty-six bands plus a farewell from Rodeo.
Bric-a-Brac turns one this weekend
The Avondale record and collectible shop celebrates its first birthday on Saturday.
WHPK’s Summer Breeze is back with another excellent lineup
University of Chicago’s radio station hosts another exciting lineup for its annual summer concert.
Cairo Gang play a rare show at Rainbo Club this Sunday
The Ukrainian Village bar hosts a welcome-home show for one of Chicago’s best rock bands.
Bric-a-Brac hosts a fund-raiser for a new PA this weekend
The Avondale record shop is bringing in Bob Nanna and a Bloody Mary bar to raise some dough.
Local duo Foul Tip plays for free on Saturday
Foul Tip are experts at minimalism.
Lumerians get far out at the Owl
The Owl continues its great booking with two sets from San Francisco’s Lumerians tonight.