The Reader has all kinds of music-related goodies this week, including a story that looks into the restrictive camera policies at music festivals in public parks, like Pitchfork and Lollapalooza; a profile of "Bartok rockers" Reds and Blue, who play an album release show at Schubas on Friday; an interview with Tim Kinsella about the decision to re-form his pioneering emo band Cap'n Jazz, who play Wicker Park Fest on Saturday; a Secret History of Chicago Music on Care of the Cow; and a List that previews shows by Lightning Swords of Death, Night Beats, Seu Jorge & Almaz, Bob Log III, and others.
Gossip Wolf dishes on the pigeon problem at a recent Kings of Leon show in Saint Louis and Billy Corgan's amazing ability to injure himself physically as well as professionally, and Photo Pit features shots from the July 20 Empty Bottle show with Konono No. 1 and I Kong Kult.
The summer festival season marches on, of course, with an impressive-looking Wicker Park Fest and the traveling buffet of punk, metalcore, emo, ska, and hardcore that's better known as Warped Tour. And as usual this time of year, there are heaps of new Early Warnings to check out.