This week’s featured gig poster was designed by local artist and musician Karissa Talanian.
Vic Mensa throws a fund-raiser for his ambitious new charitable foundation, shambolic glam punks the Sueves preview their forthcoming second album, and more.
The Blue Ribbon Glee Club turns ten with a reunion party, old-school beat party Boombastic comes back to Wicker Park, and more.
Support from HoZac and the Numero Group has helped resuscitate Julian Leal’s rock ‘n’ roll career—and may yet lead to new music.
Gentleman Caller record a song cycle about Maryse Meijer’s short stories, Gossip Wolf premieres a future power-pop classic from the Rubs, and more.
Laura Callier of Gel Set joins the wagon train to LA, Manhole hosts the midwest’s biggest queer hip-hop showcase, and more.
Heavy Times play a last hometown show before guitarist Matt Courtade moves to LA, Jes Skolnik of Split Feet decamps to New York for a Bandcamp job, and more.
Current musical obsessions of Store Brand Soda blogger Lorena Cupcake, Dumpster Babies guitarist Tom Puschautz, and Reader music editor Philip Montoro
An unexpected storm briefly shut down the festival, but a triumphant Sleater-Kinney set waited at the end of the rainbow.
Milwaukee’s beer-soaked punks play at the Empty Bottle tonight.
Gossip Wolf makes its first Lollapalooza predictions of 2015, a shakeup for Lord Mantis births another nasty metal band, and more.
A forthcoming book chronicles the career of prolific metal bassist Dan Lilker, HoZac Archival rereleases
Today’s 12 O’Clock Track is the title track from the Dwight Twilley Band’s power-pop classic Twilley Don’t Mind.
Epicycle’s brief career ended more than 30 years ago, but this North Shore punk band is still inspiring reissues today.
What’s on the Reader‘s Agenda for Sunday, January 26