Kites are fun, and dis Miss Kelly Hogan at your peril, asshole.
A breakdown of all the hijinks and shenanigans on the Bleader last week
A belated appreciation of the “new” album from Jon Langford & Skull Orchard, who play Friday at the Hideout.
Tomorrow Never Knows: Free trolleys, stand-up comedy, and lots of music—from the Walkmen to Willis Earl Beal
Tomorrow Never Knows music fest: now with stand-up
Set list and a few notes on the Mekons show at Lincoln Hall.
For its 15th year the club welcomes back headliners Andrew Bird and Mavis Staples
A new exhibit of visual art by Jon Langford opens Friday; two weeks later he brings the Burlington Welsh Male Chorus to the gallery to sing songs illustrated by some of his paintings.
Turkey tips, a chili contest, Big Star’s anniversary beer, and more.
Kid Sister in the studio, plus a Maps & Atlases LP, new dollies by Archer Prewitt, good-bye to Graeme Gibson, and more
Old jewelry and new necklaces from Rock Candy by Helen.
A review of All the Fame of Lofty Deeds, a show by Mark Guarino based on the music and art of Mekons cofounder Jon Langford. Tommy Rapley directs the world premiere production by the House Theatre of Chicago.
Bobby Bare, Bobby Bare Jr., and an all-star roster of guests–from Ken Nordine to Will Oldham to Ella Jenkins–fete beloved Chicago writer Shel Silverstein in Millennium Park tonight.
Tonight’s Shel Silverstein tribute should be a fine family affair, but check out “The Great Conch Train Robbery” after you put the kids to bed.
Kaspar Hauser celebrates a strong new record with a show Friday night at Beat Kitchen.