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THIS_WEEK_ON_BYTWe write stuff. Here’s some of that stuff from the last week that may be applicable to your preferences!


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  • Super great record shop Laurie’s Planet of Sound throws a 20th birthday party at the Davis Theatre with a free double feature of Head and Record City.
  • Local comic Megan Statler’s recurring comedy showcase Freakfest with Statler throws a benefit show at At North with all proceeds going towards purchasing t-shirt cannons and mascot costumes! What a cause!
  • Final day of North Coast has sets from Ween, Primus, Skepta, The Cool Kids, and a bunch more.
  • The Breaks Hip Hop Festival takes over Soldier Field with appearances from Tech N9ne, Method Man & Redman, Cam’rom, Immortal Technique, and many more.
  • The final night of Scorched Tundra VIII at the Empty Bottle closes things out in a big way with a headlining set from heavy music legends Oxbow, plus Behold! The Monolith and RLYR.
  • Delicious local thai food legends Cozy celebrates 14 years in business at their Wrigleyville location with an afternoon party complete with free food and revelry.
  • East Room’s got a throwback punk show headlined by local legends Zero Boys, plus Street Brats, Virgin Whores, and The Muff Divers. I hope this lineup doesn’t put this newsletter in your spam filter.
  • Check out the official listening party for local musician Kiara Lanier’s new EP at the Silent Funny Theatre.
  • The Laugh Factory’s high concept cosplay roast show Character Assassination roasts Vladimir Putin this time around. Topicallllllllllll
  • Chicago Jazz Fest wraps it up tonight, closed out by performances from Sheila Jordan featuring Steve Kuhn’s Trio, Matt Wilson’s Honey and Salt and Rebirth Brass Band, among others.
  • STS9 plays a North Coast afterparty at Concord Music Hall!