This week’s featured gig poster was designed by the Empty Bottle using a photo illustration by John Sturdy.
Christen Thomas booked shows for a decade with the Empty Bottle and Metro teams, but that work was just the beginning of the love, joy, and support she showered on the local scene.
Writer, drummer, and emcee Brian Costello closes the book on two decades in Chicago, Nasim Williams throws a free 12-hour party at Madison Public House, and more.
The musical-comedy game show Shame That Tune ends its run tonight at the Hideout.
The Outer Minds drummer and comedic entertainer takes over Tuesday nights at the Hideout for all of February.
Because it’s a Chicago punk-rock tradition.
Jimmy Whispers’s basketball tournament for CeaseFire, suburban death metal from Starkill, and Fred Schneider of the B-52s at the Fall Ball
Surachai’s scary semimodular synth, the Empty Bottle’s silly staff podcast, and more
The Logan Square-based psych label puts on a two-day festival at the Empty Bottle.
What’s on the Reader‘s Agenda for Saturday, March 8
Pitchfork afterparties: There’s no Bitchpork this year, but there is Rotted Tooth, plus plenty more.
What’s on the Agenda for Wednesday, October 3, 2012
Rain, golf carts, and rappers, oh my
The good, the bad, and the disturbingly Freudian at the 2012 Pitchfork Music Festival
Soundboard recommends Mark Sultan, Third Coast Percussion, Busdriver, and Big Jay McNeely