Fans and friends help beloved DJ Teri Bristol pay her hospital bills, Impulsive Hearts celebrate a new album benefiting Girls Rock! Chicago, and more.
Bill MacKay and Katinka Kleijn finally document their dynamic duo with an album, friends band together to help Jazz Showcase founder Joe Segal with medical bills, and more.
Chicago hardcore bruisers Uglybones celebrate a new album by opening for Subhumans, arts incubator AMFM throws a free festival to address food deserts, and more.
Vic Mensa throws a fund-raiser for his ambitious new charitable foundation, shambolic glam punks the Sueves preview their forthcoming second album, and more.
Busy drummer Ben Billington releases music from two of his bazillion bands, black digital media platform the TRiiBE crowdfunds new projects, and more.
Charlie Coffeen of Sidewalk Chalk gives Dilla’s Donuts the big-band treatment, John Walt’s arts mentorship foundation hosts a fund-raising dinner on the anniversary of the rapper’s death, and more.
Chicago rapper the Boy Illinois headlines his first show since dropping the triumphant Windy EP, three current and former Chicagoans set a piece of Finnegans Wake to music, and more.
Saturday at Metro, actor Michael Shannon joined Sons of the Silent Age for yet another demonstration of the lasting impact of Bowie’s work.
South-side school Horace Mann Elementary is holding a fund-raiser to supplement its small budget and keep its band marching.
Joyride Records throws itself a housewarming party in the old Permanent storefront, Tall Pat Records bows out with a couple more rock ’n’ roll blowouts, and more.
Continental bartender Greg Shirilla needs help getting back on his feet, the Hideout’s Back to School Ball raises money for Intonation Music Workshop, and more.
Nonprofit Arts of Life pairs three of its resident artists with three established local contemporary artists to celebrate the summer season.
A badly injured Logan Bay keeps running WLPN from the hospital, Seth Vanek moves throws The Therapy Sessions a birthday party, and more.
Activist Anne Haag’s artistic collective raises money for local organizations through comedy showcases, yoga classes, and more.
Social worker Sheridan Allen and her organization Punk Talks hold a fund-raising concert in Chicago this month to help connect DIY musicians with mental-health care.