The Black and Brown Punk Show Collective’s annual festival returns, the Lemons and Paul Cherry collaborate on a split cassette, and more.
James Swanberg of Today’s Hits plays 100 songs at one show, the You Are Here festival sets up a maze beneath Thalia Hall, and more.
LA garage label Burger Records throws itself 50 parties (including one in Chicago), Smart Bar celebrates women in dance music, and more.
Jimmy Whispers’s basketball tournament for CeaseFire, suburban death metal from Starkill, and Fred Schneider of the B-52s at the Fall Ball
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.
Synth pop for Gaza from Aftersound, a free Willis Earl Beal EP, a release party for Melkbelly, and more
What’s on the Reader‘s Agenda for Saturday, July 26
Staff writer Leor Galil, editorial assistant Drew Hunt, and Lemons multi-instrumentalist Kelly Nothing plot their day.
The hot Logan Square shop keeps throwing great garage shows, and this one involves a Best of Chicago winner and a raffle for Pitchfork Music Festival tickets.
The band’s charmingly wistful, borderline ramshackle tunes make it sound like they just leaped out of a time machine from the mid-60s.
We’ve got the exclusive premiere of the newest tunes from local garage-pop outfit the Lemons and Tokyo’s Teen Runnings.
More one-take split cassettes from Hausu Mountain, a new long-distance LP from Slushy, and more
More than 40 local bands are playing two festivals over the weekend.
Help for two former Chicagoans caught in the SXSW hit-and-run, new music from the Lemons, and more