This week’s featured gig poster was designed by the members of Saint Louis band Pono AM.
Rapper-singer Jean Deaux drops a standout EP in a season crowded with great Chicago music, Matt Baron of Future Hits returns to the stage with Young Man in a Hurry, and more.
Chicago band Diagonal do mid-90s shoegaze so well they might have a time machine, Save Money rapper Sterling Hayes talks mental health on a new mixtape, and more.
Also, Illinois attorney general Lisa Madigan sues the city to enforce police reform.
New activist group Activate:Chi wants to make political engagement easy, and it’s getting started with a party at the Virgin Hotel.
Monday’s Parade to the Polls outgrew its planned location before it even began, and Chance the Rapper ended up leading a crowd of thousands from Grant Park to an early-voting site.
Chance the Rapper’s SocialWorks collaborates with Chicago Votes and Prime Fortune on a free concert at the Virgin Hotel and a march to the Chicago Board of Elections.
Empty Bottle talent buyer Christen Thomas joins the Metro family, dream-pop group Sexy Fights drop their full-length debut, and more.
Where to head when Union Park goes dark
This diner in the Loop has lackadaisical staff and uninspired grilled cheese, but also good cake and weird movies.