- • Rockers Company of Thieves appeared on 93 XRT’s Local Anesthetic with Richard Milne two Sundays ago and the station posted the audio for all to hear.
- • Nordic Thunder, the Chicago man The Reader profiled in last Thursday’s issue, took second place in the Air Guitar World Championships. Whoa. And, Miles Raymer interviews some band called “Rodeo.” Never heard of ‘em, but if they’re good enough for the Reader...
- • The Chicago Tribune shockingly chose to review Braid’s sold-out gig at the Metro this past Saturday. Sounds like the band didn’t disappoint.
- • The Chicago Jazz Festival is making room for poets this year, according to the Sun-Times.
- • Pitchfork Media launched its newly designed website over the weekend. There were mixed reviews, just like the last time Pitchfork did it in 2009.