When Will Quam was asked if all bricks want to be arches, he insisted that bricks have neither feelings nor desires, that as wonderful as they are, they simply aren’t sentient. Quam, Chicago’s resident “brick whisperer,” gives walking tours of Chicago where he shares his infectious passion for—yes—bricks. The tours last 90 minutes, cover 1.5 […]
Chicago indie rockers Ratboys recently released their best album yet, and though they can’t tour, they’re finding ways to stay connected to their fans.
Gloriously idiosyncratic label Mississippi Records moves to Chicago, Smashed Plastic throws a free grand-opening party packed with local talent, and more.
This week’s featured gig poster was designed by local artist Jay Ryan of the Bird Machine.
This week’s featured gig poster was designed by local artist John Garrison.
“I lure them in with promises of wacky Blagojevich stories, and leave them with civics,” journalist Paul Dailing muses.
Original guitarist James Iha is back, but can that prevent Billy Corgan from continuing to suck the life out of Smashing Pumpkins?
This week’s gig poster was designed by local artist Joe Schorgl for his band’s November tour.
The band is on tour for their self-released, self-titled LP.
Their flawless jam “Rotten Tanx” is today’s 12 O’Clock Track.
Along with the excellent new track comes the announcement of an American tour.
They’ll give Guinness a shot in June.
With a new record on Trouble in Mind, the duo arrive in Chicago and line up some shows.
The theatrical American Idol runner-up is touring with Queen.
This week’s gig poster was created by local designer Michael Bond.