Luke Trimble of Uh Bones celebrates his debut single leading Charlie Reed, Cinema 53 hosts a free screening of Lemonade with Julie Dash and Jamila Woods, and more.
Ambient artist Cinchel invites his audience to play along, Save Money rapper Dally Auston celebrates a new EP at 1st Ward, and more.
An excerpt from The Empty Bottle Chicago: 21+ Years of Music / Friendly / Dancing
Barcocina brings Baltimore’s Mexican-ish tacos to Chicago.
New blood in Heavy Times, new music from the Velcro Lewis Group, and new digs for Logan Hardware.
The last of Pitchfork’s editorial staff heads to Brooklyn, Bob Nastanovich DJs a hair salon, and more
When Brett Cross and Todd Novak—who founded the raunchy rock ‘n’ roll zine Horizontal Action in 1997—put on the first Blackout in 2001, garage rock occupied a tiny niche in the underground music scene. By the festival’s farewell installment in 2006—also the year Cross and Novak launched their zine’s online replacement, Victim of Time, and […]
For a while now, we’ve run photos of what happens on stage at some of the more, um, interesting shows around town. No more. We now turn the camera to the green room, the afterparty, and everything in between. So, the Black Lips at Logan Square Auditorium on April 22. Sure, there was crowd-surfing, backstage […]
Someone’s in the Kitchen Although the occasional national act has played there over the past decade, the Beat Kitchen has always been a decidedly local venue. Its bookings generally range from popular bar bands like the Waco Brothers and the New Duncan Imperials to hopefuls who draw more family members than fans–and many of the […]