Irish Fest comes to a close today at Chicago Gaelic Park with performances by Celtic flutists, a Flogging Molly cover band, and magicians. This is the only place to ride carnival rides this Memorial Day. Need we say more?
Marc Ribot's experimental rock trio Ceramic Dog's new album Your Turn is "elbow deep in blood and grit . . . inspired and concise," writes Peter Margasak in Soundboard. The brash threesome opens for Sonic Youth's Lee Ronaldo at Pritzker Pavilion.
The beaches opened last Friday. You have today off. There's really only one logical conclusion.
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