Ribfest Chicago, Felonious Munk, and more happenings from June 10-12
Specialty coffee exhibition booths, rib-eating competitions, cookbook signings, and more
Lots of blues, lots of ribs, and lots more
Megafaun, the Heartless Bastards, and 25 tons of pork at this weekend’s Ribfest Chicago
Ribfest Chicago runs Fri-Sun 6/10-6/12 and promises not only 50,000 pounds of barbecued pork but also 25 hours of music on two stages. Located at the intersection of Lincoln, Irving Park, and Damen, the fest starts Friday at 5 PM; indie-rock acts like My Gold Mask and Jukebox the Ghost play the south stage, while […]
In early March, three weeks before it was to open, Lady Gregory’s (5254 N. Clark, 773-271-5050), a pub from Martin Cournane (Wilde Bar & Restaurant, Beckett’s Public House), was devastated by a fire that destroyed the entire newly furbished upstairs. (The kitchen, which is in the basement, was spared.) Now it’s set to open Monday, […]
This week’s Early Warnings include Anvil, Califone, the Chicago Jazz Festival, Handsome Furs, the Hold Steady, Peter Bjorn and John, Ribfest Chicago, Taste of Randolph Street, West Fest, and Thee Oh Sees.
As the annual roll call for summer music festivals continues to balloon, a select few set themselves apart from the pack. Below are our festival picks for the summer, including both the local neighborhood bookings and the familiar blowouts like Pitchfork, Blues Fest, and Lollapalooza. HoZac Blackout Fest The infamous festival returns in a big […]
Those Darlins, Mucca Pazza, and Califone, June 11-12
Festival guides, hip-hop gossip, and artwork by an underground guitar god
The 12th annual ribs and barbecue spectacular includes an exceptional lineup of music that features Califone, Generationals, Those Darlins, the Whigs, Langhorne Slim, the Bottle Rockets, Mucca Pazza, and others.
Street parties, beer festivals, a foie gras celebration, and more.
The biggest and best of the music fests