- Caroline Lavin
- Uglybones singer Lev L. at Beat Kitchen
Even after spending decades moshing in dank VFW halls and DIY basements, Gossip Wolf never tires of well-crafted old-school hardcore punk—and Chicago crew Uglybones always deliver a mighty wallop! Last month they dropped their sophomore LP, Sunshine, on local label Don't Panic, and it packs a truckload of righteous fury into barely 17 minutes. "Bottom Feeder" and "Animal" deliver enough chugging breakdowns, blistering riffs, and obnoxious vocals to satisfy any meathead punk. You can pick up a copy on Saturday, September 8, when Uglybones play Cobra Lounge with UK legends Subhumans and Baltimore punks War on Women.
Chicago arts incubator AMFM closed its Pilsen gallery last week, but founder Ciera Mckissick is keeping busy while looking for a new spot. On Saturday, September 8, AMFM presents Feast, a free festival in Douglas Park that's part of the Chicago Park District's Night Out in the Parks. It hopes to spur grassroots fixes to food deserts, and people in need can get one of 100 vouchers good for a free meal from the fest's food vendors. Local visual artist Jane Georges will also construct an interactive installation using nonperishables. Feast features arts booths, a fashion show, and music: the 15-act bill includes Chicago hip-hop duo Mother Nature, rising rapper Solo Sam, teaching artist and MC Matt Muse, and experimental-rock group Avantist. It starts at 1 PM.
On Saturday, September 8, the Empty Bottle presents Beer & Bands for Comfort Station, an annual fund-raiser for the titular Logan Square arts hub. Beginning at 4 PM, the Illinois Centennial Monument hosts sets from shoegazers Dim, hip-hop polymath Phoelix, indie-folk band Campdogzz, and cumbia fusion group Dos Santos. The show is free, but $25 ($20 in advance) gets you into the beer garden, with unlimited beer from Goose Island, cider from Virtue, and hard seltzer from White Claw. Proceeds benefit Comfort Station. v
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