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On Sunday night Metallica played their first Chicago show since 2009 (not counting Lollapalooza in ’15) to support last year’s Hardwired . . . to Self-Destruct.
Chicago guitarist Rob Scallon almost never plays live, but his frequently goofy YouTube videos have earned him an audience of millions.
Metallica was masterful, Travi$ Scott was allegedly criminal, and much of the Saturday audience was indifferent.
Twelve contestants braved delirium and swollen ankles for the chance to win a Metallica pinball machine in the beercade’s Hands-on-a-thon.
Including an interactive map that details the festivities at participating shops
Songs: Ohia and Magnolia Electric Co. front man Jason Molina produced a prodigious catalog of stark and heartbreaking music. Then he disappeared.
Current musical obsessions of the Owl’s Aaron Dexter, the Sueves’ Joe Schorgl, and the Reader‘s Luca Cimarusti
Today Goose Island releases an imperial oatmeal stout aged in 18-year Elijah Craig bourbon barrels.
George Clarke of Deafheaven talks to Stavros Giannopoulos of the Atlas Moth.
The Summer Music Film Festival screens documentaries on Death, John Fahey, Nels Cline, and Levon Helm.
The John Borg-designed machine also comes in a Master of Puppets-themed limited edition.
Reader readers build their very own jukebox.
Ring in the end of the world with Metallica’s apocalyptic classic, “The Four Horsemen”