“The focus is not as much on the bands as it is on communal life and the weird things you get up to when you’re making minimum wage and you’re bored.”
Eulogies for the notoriously debauched punk bar from members of Sweet Cobra, Montrose Man, the Functional Blackouts, and more
Underground rock festival Ian’s Party is run mostly by volunteers, which helps it feel like a community instead of a branding exercise.
Plus: The Firebird Band launches a Kickstarter to fund a new album, and the final album and final show from Royal Pines.
The migration of the hipster: A Chicago history, 1898-present
9/27: Free rock and barbecue at the Mutiny