Monthly Archives: November 2014

Happy Birthday, Bloodshot!

Bloodshot Records founders Nan Warshaw, Rob Miller and BS artist Robbie Fulks helped me put together an oral history of the label’s early days in honor of its 20th anniversary. I’m happy to say I think it turned out quite … Continue reading

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Mark Me Down As A Fan Of Quinn

Quinn Tsang, who until now is perhaps best known as Joe Pug’s backup singer for a number of years, just released her first solo EP this week and it’s fantastic.

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Need Plans This Week/Weekend?

Firstly, there are two very stunning exhibitions documenting Chicago’s music scene (present and past) at the Museum of Contemporary Photography right now. Admission to the museum is free, so that’s a definite plus. This weekend ChillFest returns to Wicker Park … Continue reading

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Locally Produced ‘Sacrificial Youth’ Is The Punk Rock Musical You Never Knew You Wanted

If you can, find a way to see Joe Losurdo’s (You Weren’t There: A History of Chicago Punk 1977-1984) newest film Sacrificial Youth. It’s bizarre and, ultimately, wildly entertaining. I wrote more about it here.

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Weekend Jams!

New some new music this weekend? Here are five local album releases that really caught my attention this week. I should mention that two of them are completely free!

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