Apple is so influential that it can compensate the performers at its in-store events with merchandise and exposure—and no one will complain.
Xtal Fsck play a noise show that you can put your face in, Babes Only teams up with Chicago Votes for a smooth preelection party, and more.
Original Rap Karaoke makes a comeback at Township, Berlin hosts Big Dipper’s LaCroix Boi: The Party, and more.
Queer-friendly monthly party Switches of Eastwick launches at the Whistler, first-generation Chicago punks Silver Abuse celebrate a new album, and more.
Current musical obsessions of Store Brand Soda blogger Lorena Cupcake, Dumpster Babies guitarist Tom Puschautz, and Reader music editor Philip Montoro
Lorena Cupcake at storebrandsoda.com @lorenacupcake Lorena Cupcake, 28, founded Store Brand Soda with the even more pseudonymous Hotdish Ramone in August 2014, inspired by the combo of music calendar and blog at garage-rock clearinghouse Victim of Time. Friendly, playful, and no-bullshit, Cupcake’s posts use a dirt-under-the-fingernails familiarity with Chicago underground rock to convey unpretentious, all-aboard […]