Metalheads converge on Reggie's Rock Club for Metal Mergence, a networking event attended by various members of the metal community, including record executives and merch designers. The event culminates in a show featuring performances from Bleed for the Fallen, Deliver Us From Evil, Two Ton Anvil, Add, Armored Assault, First Jason, and Panzer.
Underground rapper Aesop Rock, notable for what Leor Galil calls his "surreal lyrics and rollicking, seesawing swagger," stops by the Metro with frequent collaborators Rob Sonic and DJ Big Wiz. Edison and Dark Time Sunshine open.
Wicker Park Fest kicks off with performances from Cursive and Kill Hannah.
For more on these events and others, check out the Reader's daily Agenda page.