Noted whistling enthusiast and person I am apparently reverse-racist against Andrew Bird is going to play a benefit for the extremely rad charity Rock for Kids at Schubas on August 6. An “absurdly small” number of tickets are going to be available here at noon. Chop chop! (Sadly, the amazing comment shitstorm that ensued when […]
Yet another reason for you to go to the Beat Kitchen tonight
Not just for Mika Miko and the Strange Boys but also for Ty Segall (who’s playing a free in-store at Permanent Records too).
Support independent radio: buy a salt-caramel cupcake from Bleeding Heart Bakery.
Yet another Pitchfork festival update
Two- and three-day passes are sold out, voting for the “Write the Night” sets ends tonight, and thank God there will once again be iced-coffee smoothies.
This week in Sharp Darts
Elijah Wald’s fascinating new book, “How the Beatles Destroyed Rock ‘n’ Roll,” is the subject of this week’s Sharp Darts, and he’s reading from it in Hyde Park tonight.
Taste the Wine of Tool
Vintner Maynard James Keenan visits two different Whole Foods locations for bottle signings on Friday and Saturday.
Carles is a “culturally relevant” meme
The Hipster Runoff honcho is coming to the second Branded party at the Congress Theater on June 19.
Steely Dan comes to the Chicago Theatre for four days in late August and early September, playing classic albums and taking requests.
Square dancing on French TV: As fancy as eating spicy mustard?
Square dance at the Hideout with the Golden Horse Ranch Square Dance Band this Tuesday and you could be part of a French TV documentary this fall.
The U.S. Air Guitar Championships on film
An exhibit of Miriam Doan’s air-guitar photography opens at the Grind in Lincoln Square with a reception Sunday night.
The Cool Kids’ new catch
Get their free new mix tape, “Gone Fishing.”
But there’s still no such thing as a Notorious L.A.T.T.E.
Hip-hop and coffee collide in a collabo between Stones Throw and Intelligentsia–and you can buy a bag of the blend at the label’s Abbey Pub showcase tonight.
Dance music with no name
Argentine cumbia experimentalists Zizek Urban Beats Club–who perform at Sonotheque on Wednesday night–make music so dense with influences it defies the club scene’s apparent imperative to invent a name for every tiny subgenre.
Pullin’ tubes with Flosstradamus
Flosstradamus and Thunder Horse play the Abbey Pub on April 20, a numerologically significant date for fans of a certain herb.
MSTRKRFT in Bridgeport for free
MSTRKRFT’s not-entirely-secret Chicago show, this Thursday at the Co-Prosperity Sphere