Christen Thomas booked shows for a decade with the Empty Bottle and Metro teams, but that work was just the beginning of the love, joy, and support she showered on the local scene.
Mutant Beat Dance throw a little party for their monster debut album, former Ponys front man Jered Gummere drops his first full-length as Richard Vain, and more.
Multifaceted metal master Professor Black drops three albums in one day, Harm’s Way lose their trailer to thieves but keep touring, and more.
The Empty Bottle seals the deal on Pilsen’s Thalia Hall, Weasel Walter returns with Cellular Chaos, and more.
The last of Pitchfork’s editorial staff heads to Brooklyn, Bob Nastanovich DJs a hair salon, and more
A local concert blogger angles for a gear upgrade. Plus: A new sorta-supergroup makes its live debut, Psalm One eases the wait for her next LP, Bee Control start work on their first album, and more.
May 24, Millennium Park
Why did one of Chicago’s best-loved garage bands disappear at their peak? And after two years, what’s bringing them back?