What our listings coordinator is musing about this week
Therapists and sleep neurologists explain what’s making people rest uneasy as Chicago eases into a partial reopening.
Update: To help slow the spread of COVID-19, this show has been postponed to a date to be determined in the future. Ticket holders should check with their point of purchase for refund or exchange information. It’s only March, but this lineup will be hard for any other heavy rock show in 2020 to beat. […]
Most band reunions don’t live up to the hype, but most bands aren’t Sleep. In the early 90s, the Northern California trio—bassist and vocalist Al Cisneros, guitarist Matt Pike, and drummer Chris Hakius—laid down a guttural strain of Sabbath-worshipping blues metal, filtered through a crusty psychedelic lens. They broke up in 1998 following a years-long […]
It’s finally happening! High on Fire, the most beloved heavy-metal band of the modern era, are going on tour in support of their eighth studio album and best release yet, last year’s Electric Messiah. They’ve tried twice before, but both times they hit roadblocks. In January, the band canceled the second of two tours when […]
Current musical obsessions of Hank Pearl of Black Pearl Photo, Joshua Hasken of the band Fernando Doppel, and Jamie Ludwig of the Reader
There was a ton of valuable information, but it was received in advance of a bleak future.
Current musical obsessions of Wedding Dress guitarist Erin Elders and Adam Mohundro from Tinkerbelles
This week’s gig poster was designed by Portland-based David V. Andrea of Samaritan Press.
And they also play tonight.
The best shows to see through the weekend include Sleep, Allan Kingdom, Dan Tepfer, and Dierks Bentley.
This soon-to-open Bowmanville brewery will enter the market with kegs and cans of a porter, an ESB, and an extraordinary rye IPA.
Once you get past the fact that this Lithuanian doppelbock doesn’t look or taste like a doppelbock, is it all right? No. No, it’s not.
Veteran Chicago prog-rockers Cheer-Accident play Saturday and launch their new online subscription service on Sunday.
. . . but, alas, there are no good sleep-inducing movies playing in town this week.