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nonprofit performance space Pure Joy to open this fall

Pure Joy -- an all-ages, nonprofit, 200-capacity performance space -- is slated to open in Chicago this fall. They've got "a very large former warehouse space" which is being fully converted to meet needs...

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Swerp Mansion no longer having shows; Gnarfest moving to a different venue

Art adorning the walls of Swerp Mansion (more by Zach Pollack)

Chicago DIY staple Swerp Mansion, which is also home to Swerp Records, will no longer be having shows due to recent issues with the police...

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DIY festival Rotted Tooth takes place next weekend (Wolf Eyes, Bitchin Bajas, Oozing Wound, Running, Mayor Daley & more)

Rotted Tooth Fest fills the shoes of the long-running Pitchfork Music Festival alternative, Bitchpork (RIP). RTF takes its name from organizer // Oozing Wound drummer Kyle Reynolds' label Rotted Tooth Recordings...

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Gnar Fest 2012 (Joyce Manor, Sed Non Satiata, Hop Along, T’bone & more)

Chicago punk-geared festival, Gnar Fest, is slated to take place at the Swerp Mansion on August 4 from noon on. The all-day fest features performances from over 25-acts including Joyce Manor, Sed Non Satiata, Hop Along, T'bone, Algernon Cadwallader, and many more...

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belated pics from the final Treasure Town show

The final show at longstanding DIY venue Treasure Town went down on June 29.11-bands played and here's a set of pictures that includes about half of them...

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Bitchpork IV lineup announced (Tyvek, Guardian Alien, Run DMT, Spires That in the Sunset Rise, Psychic Steel & more)

Bitchpork, the DIY answer to Pitchfork Festival, will make its return with a fourth incarnation of the fest, set to take place from July 12-15 at venues throughout the city (locations have not yet been revealed)...

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Chicago Sonic Coalition: 60+ musicians form 17+ new bands

Our friends at Gonzo Chicago are starting a new project titled Chicago Sonic Coalition:The idea is simple: Gather over 60 Chicago musicians, and put their name in a hat...

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