Bonnie “Prince” Billy collaborator: “I just kind of had to find something that I could hold onto.”
Pondering a permanent replacement for one of Chicago’s nastiest venues.
Critics’ Choices and other notable shows: Blonde Redhead, Deerhunter, the Gories, the Legendary Pink Dots, Suffocation, and more
Magik Markers and Sic Alps, two Drag City acts that are old-school underground, play at Ronny’s on Saturday night.
Other notable shows this weekend include Birds of Avalon at Ronny’s, the Vibrators at Reggie’s Music Joint, Of Montreal with Janelle Monae at the Riviera Theatre, and Caribou with Emeralds at Metro.
Critics’ Choices and other notable shows: Black Mountain, Bastard Noise, Zoroaster,
the Unthanks, and more
“Left Field,” the documentary about the Humboldt Park kickball league, has a DVD release party tonight at Ronny’s and screens Friday, Sunday and Monday at Brew & View at the Vic.
Critics’ Choices and other notable concerts: Warpaint, Jacuzzi Boys, Entombed, Yakuza, Liza Minnelli, Damien Jurado, and more
Choosing between three strong Saturday-night concerts: Talk Normal with Xiu Xiu at Lincoln Hall, Girls in Trouble at Ronny’s, and Joanna Newsom at the Vic.
The Fake Fictions play their final show tonight.
A timely ode to basement shows and undiscovered bands