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Day & Night Time Fun Today!

Chicago has your daytime and nighttime fun handled for today.




Head on over now to Bric-a-Brac to help celebrate their 4-year anniversary with pizza, music from folks like Sweet Cobra, WAD, and Negative Scanner, and bunches more going on. Event is from 12-7 with music at 4, and more details are HERE.




Head on over now to East Room for their annual Rock’n’Roll Market with local vendors, DJs from Hozac and Chirp, and music from folks like White Mystery, Flesh Panthers, Yoko and the Oh No’s, and Easy Habits, and bunches more going on. Event is from 12-7 with music at 2, and more details are HERE.




Head on over to Cole’s to catch music from The Peekaboos, Twist & Dot, and Benny Timbre. Doors are at 8, with music at 9, and more details are HERE.




Head on over to Auxiliary to catch music from Rat Hammer, Toranovax, Blacker Face and Diagonal. Doors are at 8, and more details are HERE.

record store day

Record Store Day in Chicago!

Two of my favorite holidays are this weekend! I hope you’re all planning on celebrating Record Store Day by hitting up a local shop and buying some good music. There’s plenty to do in Chicago, and below is what I was able to round-up. I’m certain this isn’t everything, but it’s enough to get you going. I’ll be at Bric-A-Brac, ’cause it’s super close and super local. Check out what’s happening, then get out and enjoy the day!


Reckless Records

3PM Circuit Des Yeux
4PM Dance Mania DJs (Parrish Mitchell & Jammin’ Gerald)
630PM Kim Deal, Kelley Deal & Morgan Nagler


1-2PM Ghost B.C. Convocation (this is not a signing)…
Civilian Papa will be showing up to give anyone in attendance the 360 degree Papa experience. Photos will be his and your pleasure
3PM Lord Mantis (bring yer earplugs)
4PM Video Bug (members of Speck Mountain)




Logan Hardware

I can’t find if something’s happening at Logan, but even if not, you should probably go ’cause Logan Hardware is awesome.



1:30pm – Creepoid (Philly)
2:30pm – Ne-Hi
3:45pm – Gourmet Jerk
4:15pm – Empire Records Soundtrack cover band
5:00pm – Nick Van Horn
6:30pm – Star Tropics
8:00pm – Uh Bones


Laurie’s Planet of Sound

12:00-2:00 BLVD Ppwer Hour(s) W/Fake Limbs + Savage Sister!!!!

2:00 TBA
3:00 The Lemons
4:00 Phil Angotti & Friends’ “Sounds of Silence”
5:00 The Handcuffs
6:00 Silver Abuse
7:00 Mazes


Permanent Records

3pm – Plumb Bob
4pm – Quicksails
5pm – Mines
6pm – Unmanned Ship


Dave’s Records

Candy! Cupcakes! Free Stuff(until it runs out)! As many of the limited releases as we can obtain! 50% off all used 7″ and 12″ singles!


Gramaphone Records

There will be new Gphone Tote and Stickers to give away. The Totes will be free with a $45 purchase.


Local Artists will be celebrating their Vinyl releases with 10% off the releases.


The Artists/Label Owners releasing and performing will be Chris Gray of Deep4Life, Jerome Derradji of Still Music and Stilove4music, Steve Mizek of Argot and Tasteful Nudes, Smooth agent Record’s Sean Smith along with Chicago Diva Carla Prather performing.


Jordan Fields of Headphoniq and Klapmaster fame will be playing and giving away some goodies.


Perpetual Rhythms artists playing in store will be Chicago Skyway, Chicagodeep, Taelue, Dave Cook and Dj Mar.


Also the new Greg K release on Danzon Records with artist Gonzo Gonzo both doing live dj sets.


Kicking it off will be Dj Harry Tyner with more info to come.


Dusty Groove Records

Special gift for the first 100 customers!
Spin the wheel of fortune with every purchase!
Refreshments and free giveaways all day long!
Live magic in the early afternoon!
Special surprises TBA!


THEN, once your shopping adventures have completed, be sure to come out to the Green Room to catch the show!