For Independent Venue Week, the Reader has rounded up some favorite stories about Chicago music venues past and present.
Sacha Mullin of Cheer-Accident celebrates a new album of avant-garde pop, Featherproof and Moniker publish a memoir by outsider punk J.T. IV, and more.
Jefferson Park hosts 50 groups from near and far, all drawn by lottery.
The fresh local trio brings some fire to the festival.
Music Critics’ Choices and other notable shows
Critic’s Choices and other notable concerts: Mose Allison, Explode Into Colors, Dana Hall, Seth Troxler, Polysics, and other notable shows