Rejoice fans of good music and good beer. The great duo Run the Jewels partnered with awesome Chicago brewery Pipeworks to release Panther Like a Panther stout.
The special beer, released Saturday, debuts the same weekend Black Panther opens in theaters. (Bonus: The movie features a Kendrick Lamar soundtrack.)
RTJ, Killer Mike and El-P, also plans stout releases later with New York’s Interboro and Miami’s J. Wakefield, according to a release.
Here’s a trailer for the movie.
Keep Your Head is the lead track off the new album from Dead Meadow.
The Nothing They Need is the name of the full-length release, which is expected out March 2.
The band plans a stop at Beat Kitchen in Chicago April 4.
No Age plays a sold-out show at Schubas Saturday night as part of the Tomorrow Never Knows festival. Chicago’s Melkbelly opens.
No Age is releasing its latest album, Snares Like a Haircut, Friday.
Watch a video for Send Me, a track off the new album.
With Ken, Destroyer made one of the best albums of 2017.
On Saturday, Destroyer, aka Dan Bejar, plays Chicago’s Metro as part of the Tomorrow Never Knows festival.
As of this writing, there were still tickets.
Watch a new video for the song Stay Lost, a track off Ken.
Space Gun is a new Guided By Voices song and title track for the band’s upcoming album in March.
GBV, which has a big Chicago fan base, is playing New Year’s Eve and the night before at Empty Bottle.
Listen to Space Gun below.
White Reaper’s The World’s Best American Band is one of the more fun albums released this year.
Check out the live performance of the album’s tongue-in-cheek title track played here in Chicago at Metro.
As everything else with Angel Olsen, her just-released collection of demos, B-sides and outtakes has stunning moments.
For instance, on Phases, Olsen treats us to Sans, a surprisingly good demo from 2015.
The standout track on the new release is Special, an outtake from her excellent 2016 album, My Woman.
It says something about an artist when even her cast-off songs are so compelling. Olsen is one of the best American singer-songwriters today.
Catch her live. Olsen plays Chicago’s Riviera Theatre December 9.
It was billed as a mystery show Friday night. Now, Empty Bottle just announced that Japandroids (above) and Cloud Nothings will play a show with no advance tickets and barely any advance notice.
Tickets are $10 — cash only — and will be sold at the door when it opens at 9 p.m. Friday night. No lining up before 7 p.m., according to an email from the Bottle.
One ticket per person.
Both bands released decent albums this year and have strong back catalogs. They are both highly energetic live.
It seemed like it may be too much of a good thing. Australia’s quirky singer songwriter Courtney Barnett teams up with Philly indie god Kurt Vile.
But the duo’s Lotta Sea Lice is really a special album. It feels more like a Kurt Vile album but Barnett’s contribution is, of course, invaluable and incredible.
These are two of the best singer songwriters on the planet right now. So, should you grab the album? Uh, yeah.
These guys play three sold-out Chicago shows next week at Empty Bottle, Thalia Hall and University of Chicago’s Rockefeller Chapel.
A. Savage is Andrew Savage, the Parquet Courts frontman who has a solo album coming out Friday.
Ladies from Houston appears on the new release, Thawing Dawn.
You can also see Andrew play live at the Empty Bottle November 2.