Dave Shelton didn’t just found the legendary Medusa’s—he also helped everyone in his orbit shine like a star.
How a doughnut-shop parking lot became a confluence of Chicago youth subcultures—and what killed it off
The Vic screens the Wax Trax! Records documentary before it’s even finished, Chicago expat Alex Wiley returns to headline a hip-hop party at the Promontory, and more.
Music Critics’ Choices and other notable shows: Amon Amarth, Megaton Leviathan, Front 242, Mike Watt + the Missingmen, Ralph Stanley, Parts & Labor, and more
This week’s Early Warnings include Amon Amarth, Beach Fossils, Florence + the Machine, Queens of the Stone Age, the English Beat, Front 242, Peter Murphy, the Twilight Singers, and John Vanderslice.