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.
Not Normal Tapes gives itself a year to live, Rabble Rabble reunite to benefit Resilience, and more.
Multifaceted metal master Professor Black drops three albums in one day, Harm’s Way lose their trailer to thieves but keep touring, and more.
A day of pro-choice activism culminates in a #ShoutYourAbortion fund-raiser at Gman Tavern, the Vinyl Emergency podcast celebrates its first birthday, and more.
New local rock releases from Bleach Party, Coaster, Fake Limbs, Lala Lala, Strawberry Jacuzzi, and Swimsuit Addition
This week’s gig poster is by local artist Bill Connors, and it’s for an Oozing Wound record-release show that his band Dim opens.
Chicago rockers Rabble Rabble hang it up after nine years, Rainbo hosts a musician-heavy art exhibit dishonoring Trump, and more.
Rabble Rabble celebrate a new record at the third Good Vybes Fest, Twin Peaks sign LPs bundled with coloring books at Reckless, and more.
After two years of planning and building, the Logan Square coffee shop opens its second space in an adjacent storefront.
The fate of Avondale show house Animal Kingdom says a lot about the DIY music community’s struggle to coexist with the rest of Chicago.
The MC formerly known as Jams Dean celebrates the release of “Your Boyfriend Sucks” at Cole’s tomorrow night.
What’s on the Reader‘s Agenda for Saturday, July 26
The best shows to see through the weekend include Magik Markers, Rabble Rabble, Richard Thompson Electric Trio, and Jeremy Pelt Quintet.
The Logan Square-based psych label puts on a two-day festival at the Empty Bottle.
This week’s gig poster was designed and printed by local artist Zissou Tasseff-Elenkoff of Fugscreens.