How three gay bars—La Mere Vipere, O’Banion’s, and Oz—became the cradle of the city’s punk scene
Chicago filmmaker Jim Sikora screens a rarely seen love letter to Saccharine Trust, Sacha Mullin celebrates an earnest, silly new video for an old song, and more.
Current musical obsessions of Chances Dances cofounder Latham Zearfoss, artist and educator Jen Delos Reyes, and Reader music listings coordinator Salem Collo-Julin
What’s on the Reader‘s Agenda for Tuesday, September 30
The jagged trio play the Empty Bottle on Wednesday in support of their terrific new album Clean Blood, Regular Acid.
Guitarist Nathaniel Braddock makes a return visit from down under, ChiTown Futbol hosts an antifascist conference, and more.
A new book by Dave Markey and Jordan Schwartz casts a broad view of LA’s early-80s hardcore scene.
Spot, house producer for SST, shares his vintage pics of Black Flag, Darby Crash, Diamanda Galas, and more
Econoline give their all to do right by the Minutemen’s masterpiece at a benefit for Girls Rock! Chicago.
The Smoking Popes announce a concept album and Gauge plays with Haymarket Riot. Plus: Chrissy Murderbot signs to Planet Mu, James Chance likes Snapple, and more
A new vinyl-only release of the pre-Minutemen recordings of Mike Watt, D. Boon, and George Hurley
A digression beginning with an airline for pets that ends with the Minutemen’s ‘Double Nickels on the Dime.’
9/17: Free outdoor screening of documentaries about the Silver Jews and the Minutemen
Michael Fournier, author of a new book on the Minutemen, will sit down for a radio interview tonight.