For the last decade or more, the Chicago club scene has embraced Halloween with the unique tradition of local bands transmogrifying onstage into some of their musical heroes, donning the costumes and playing some of the songs that they grew up loving, or which inspired them to make music of their ow
Film SchoolThe punk-rock chaos of Riot Fest continues to dominate the club calendar this weekend, but there's plenty of other energetic happenings as well, starting with long-running indie-rock favorites Film School tonight. Touring in support of the rece
Zoë Jakes of Beats Antique Though Riot Fest is the most exciting show looming on the horizon at the moment, there's plenty of fine noise in the clubs this weekend before that punk-rock smorgasbord gets underway in the middle of next week.First up, the Abbey Pub is hosting
Janelle MonaeThe most exciting artist performing in town this weekend isn't even headlining, but if the annual conference of Public Radio Program Directors wasn't taking me out of town -- there ain't no party like a public radio programmers party and the public radio programmers party don't
After kicking off with the great guitar maestro Rhys Chatham at the Museum of Contemporary Art on Wednesday, the "Adventures in Modern Music" series sponsored by the Empty Bottle and the Wire magazine -- and taking place this year in collaboration with Sƒ³n
White MysteryAs summer (finally) draws to a close, things remain pretty sleepy in the club and theater world, and/or dazed from festival hangover. But there still are some fine shows flying just below the radar.