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Hannibal plays a big, pretty theatre this weekend. You can probably find him at a tiny show full of locals too.

Also, tell all your friends to subscribe to the Chicago mailing list. We gave away tickets to Chicago mailing list subscribers.


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







  • Then, night stuff:
  • The Empty Bottle’s first of two year-ending Guided By Voices shows happens tonight. These are gonna rule and you might be able to pick up a ticket at the door if you show up super early and ask very nicely.
  • Iconic production collective Teklife presents a show at Smartbar featuring Machinedrum, DJ Spinn, DJ Manny, and DJ Tre.
  • Soul Time In Chicago at the Whistler gives you a place to dance and some music to dance to! What more could you ask for????
  • Hometown heroes Local H headlines Subterranean with an opening set from All Eyes West.
  • The absolutely legendary Sun Ra Arkestra plays two shows at Constellation tonight.
  • You can bring your dogs to Happy’s: A Holiday Pop-up Bar at the Chicago Athletic Association tonight (or just go knowing that there will be a bunch of other people’s dogs there), which is great!
  • Electronic music folx Cameron Traxxx, Joe Greenbaum, and Laser of the Bride play a late night show at The Hideout.
  • Greensky Bluegrass‘ Riviera Theatre takeover continues on tonight, with an opening set from Billy Strings.
  • The Museum of Broadcast Communications’ Saturday Night Live: The Experience exhibit is the inspiration behind the first-ever Schweddy Ball, an SNL/holiday-themed gala event!
  • If you’re so inclined, you can go see Heazza, Byzmuti, and Morgan Pirtle play Schubas!