What’s on the Reader‘s Agenda for Thursday, May 15
This week’s gig poster was designed by local illustrator and musician Joe Schorgl.
When Brett Cross and Todd Novak—who founded the raunchy rock ‘n’ roll zine Horizontal Action in 1997—put on the first Blackout in 2001, garage rock occupied a tiny niche in the underground music scene. By the festival’s farewell installment in 2006—also the year Cross and Novak launched their zine’s online replacement, Victim of Time, and […]
Slipknot’s No. 6 comes out for his friend in Austra, someone from Pitchfork plans to crash the Blackout, and Patti Smith swings back by Logan Square
As the annual roll call for summer music festivals continues to balloon, a select few set themselves apart from the pack. Below are our festival picks for the summer, including both the local neighborhood bookings and the familiar blowouts like Pitchfork, Blues Fest, and Lollapalooza. HoZac Blackout Fest The infamous festival returns in a big […]