The night also includes sets from three local singers.
A blast of hooky, girl-fronted 90s punk rock by That Dog
For a while now, we’ve run photos of what happens on stage at some of the more, um, interesting shows around town. No more. We now turn the camera to the green room, the afterparty, and everything in between. So, the Black Lips at Logan Square Auditorium on April 22. Sure, there was crowd-surfing, backstage […]
Falling as usual on the third Saturday in April (4/16), the vinyl nerd’s favorite made-up holiday is celebrating its fifth year of celebrating independently owned record stores. This year’s Record Store Day attempts a coup d’etat against what the organizers call “online retailers or corporate behemoths” with the help of more than 700 stores in […]
Last-minute ticket gift ideas.
This week’s Early Warnings include Spoon, the Brian Jonestown Massacre, Pissed Jeans, Harvey Milk, Major Lazer, the Vivian Girls, and Camera Obscura.
What you need to know before you go
Intro | Saturday | Sunday friday17 5 PM Tortoise I never saw Tortoise as radical reinventors of rock. To me it just looked like they had good taste, deep curiosity, and remarkable focus; what other people called “postrock” was just the band following their interests where they led, using whatever atypical instrumentation it took to […]
Intro | Friday | Sunday saturday18 1 PM Disappears Initially a recording project for Brian Case (formerly of the 90 Day Men and currently with the on-hiatus Ponys) and Graeme Gibson (formerly of Boas and currently with the Fruit Bats), now a tightly wound live quartet, Disappears are one of the Chicago scene’s most promising […]
Intro | Friday | Saturday sunday19 1 PM Michael Columbia Like many of the mostly local bands in the incestuous circle surrounding the Obey Your Brain label, Chicago trio Michael Columbia plays an avant-garde brand of jazz-inflected funk that might come off as pretentious if it weren’t buoyed by such a sense of fun. On […]