In Grace Without God, local author Katherine Ozment searches for a meaningful life that doesn’t require theism.
Gossip Wolf makes its first Lollapalooza predictions of 2015, a shakeup for Lord Mantis births another nasty metal band, and more.
The best shows to see through the weekend include Big Freedia, Nones, Mother Falcon, and Somos.
What’s on the Reader‘s Agenda for Thursday, May 15
Pitchfork afterparties: There’s no Bitchpork this year, but there is Rotted Tooth, plus plenty more.
Iowa City’s finest, Solid Attitude, play two shows in town on Friday
“Defecating Grey” is an unsettling, Flipper-inspired slice of punk fury.
The local band drops Bat Skin on cassette. Plus: new four-piece Alma Negra marries garage and metal, and Josh Eustis of Telefon Tel Aviv opens an LA studio with a tool
A recap of last weekend’s HoZac Blackout at the Velvet Perineum in Logan Square, with photos by Rob Karlic.