Just in case you’ve been waiting to spend your monthly music budget till more of it would go to artists and labels
Chicago punk trio the Lawrence Arms formed in 1999, and they’re aging remarkably well. Rather than settle for the kind of navel-gazing that’s common among bands of their vintage—commemorating, say, the milestone anniversary of an old favorite album with a long tour—they’ve continued to evolve as they make new music. On their seventh album, Skeleton […]
The Lawrence Arms were born out of the same suburban punk network that gave us Slapstick, Alkaline Trio, and Rise Against, and for the past two decades they’ve been working to become the quintessential Chicago band. The trio’s aesthetic is so specific and well-worn that it can come across as self-parody: three white dudes, including […]
This week’s featured gig poster was designed by local artist John Regan of Destroy Designs.
Old favorites from Dinosaur Jr. and the Wu-Tang Clan still sound fresh, but a few of the “classic” albums getting played at Riot Fest have passed their expiration dates.
So if the local acts at Riot Fest were kinds of peanut butter … you know what, never mind.
A new show at the Hungry Brain asks performers uncommon questions.
The new stage will feature the likes of Henry Rollins, Brendan Kelly, and Dr. John Cooper Clarke.
Our guide to the best places to be when 2014 starts
Treasure Fleet, another Chicago supergroup featuring members of the Arrivals, Smoking Popes, and Lawrence Arms, celebrate the release of their sophomore LP tomorrow night