BrauerHouse packs a night full of jams; Chicago’s Windy City Smokeout announced early-bird ticket sales and the lineup Tuesday; Capital Soiree’s EP release at Hungry City; Releaser at Beat Kitchen and RocHaus.
Favorites on parade A few weeks ago I wrapped up the last year with a
Spin the bottle with Juliana Hatfield The early ’90s musical landscape would certainly have been
My iPhone storage is at least 75 percent photos from local shows. My dresser is
Dan Tedesco’s homecoming with the BoDeans Dan Tedesco’s opening set for the BoDeans when the
Ah, the good old days sitting in front of flickering video games, with their early computerized sound effects and tinny 8-bit tunes. You can still hear that Nintendo-inspired music when I Fight Dragons takes over Lincoln Hall this weekend.
Welcome, Wilco Illinois native Jeff Tweedy has a soft spot in his heart for Chicago.
Soul at Sleeping Village The Chicago neo-soul rockers of the JC Brooks Band are bound
Sound check: Rylan Wilder benefit show at Martyrs’; Todd Kessler’s Songwriters in the Round at Hey Nonny
Editor’s note: The Mohawk Ball at Sugar Skull on Saturday, Nov. 30, has been canceled.
Elvis Costello in town British new wave artist Elvis Costello brings a set of his punk-influenced songs
‘There’s got to be some hero in me’ Pennsylvania-born musician Jeffrey Gaines took listeners on a foray
Sound check: BaseCamp’s haunted house, Birthdayy Partyy’s Costume Party, and other creepifying ways to celebrate Halloween
Haunted Lisle BaseCamp Pub transforms into your haunted home away from home this Halloween season
#craftbeergirl’s throwing a party McLeod Media Company presents the #craftbeergirl Birthday Bash, a night of
BrauerHouse bazaar Lombard’s BrauerHouse throws open the doors for Sunday’s Punk Rock Bazaar, a flea
Sound check: Better Love, Late Nights, Commonweather and Weighted play Evolution; Sum 41 hits the Vic
Evolution showcase Evolution Music in Downers Grove hosts a celebration of some of the Chicago
Sound check: Badflower kicks off ‘Sick’ tour at Chicago’s Bottom Lounge; Scissors, Punting Baxter release shows and more
Badflower at Bottom Lounge Badflower is a band on the rise. After cruising the country supporting
Sound check: Jonfin’s new single, Beat Kitchen show; Mumford & Sons, Twenty One Pilots on WKQX Christmas bill
Jonfin’s new ‘Old Ways’ With its fresh spin on garage rock, the indie-alternative band Jonfin
Sound check: Cardinal Harbor release show; Villains at Bottom Lounge; Glen Hansard at Chicago Theatre
Cardinal Harbor release When Cardinal Harbor drops “Vulture Hottub” this week, the six-piece indie-rock band,
Sound check: Better Than Ezra, Vertical Horizon headline Last Fling; Chicago talent packs Bears Block Party
Last Fling Naperville shuts the door on summer with the Jaycees’ annual Last Fling carnival,
‘Idol’ homecomings Two former suburban “American Idol” contestants who earned high honors and national attention