TONIGHT!
$2 Tuesday at Emporium Arcade Bar in Wicker Park featuring Panda Riot, Kangaroo, and heavycritters (Wisconsin)$2 gets you 3 bands and free shots, SHWAA?!Doors at 8:30, show at 9. 21+We’re turning the barcade into a flippin zoo, ya’ll. Gonna get your rawr on.http://pandariot.bandcamp.com/http://kangaroo.bandcamp.com/http://soundcloud.com/heavycritters (Wisconsin’s wildest coming through Wicker Park) Photos by Medium Gallery obvsBig ups to Fiddler on the Wall for the show poster
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TONIGHT!

$2 Tuesday at Emporium Arcade Bar in Wicker Park featuring Panda RiotKangaroo, and heavycritters (Wisconsin)

$2 gets you 3 bands and free shots, SHWAA?!
Doors at 8:30, show at 9. 
21+

We’re turning the barcade into a flippin zoo, ya’ll. Gonna get your rawr on.

http://pandariot.bandcamp.com/
http://kangaroo.bandcamp.com/
http://soundcloud.com/heavycritters (Wisconsin’s wildest coming through Wicker Park) 

Photos by Medium Gallery obvs
Big ups to Fiddler on the Wall for the show poster

Click here to RSVP

, #chicago #nightlife #punk #hipsters #Wicker Park #calendar
Joe Montanaro kisses Bobby Burg. 
After this photo was made, Joe’s band The Rubs played a set in the basement of Double Door. Fortunately, I had ear plugs. I stood right in front of the stage until something hard and full of alcohol flew out of Joe’s hand and hit my left eye. 
It might have been a beer can, or a shot glass, or who knows what else, so I rubbed my eye and tried to wince out the sudden sting. Then Joe walked up and started hugging me, all the while singing through whatever song The Rubs were playing. Might have been Judy. 
That’s professionalism. 

Joe Montanaro kisses Bobby Burg. 

After this photo was made, Joe’s band The Rubs played a set in the basement of Double Door. Fortunately, I had ear plugs. I stood right in front of the stage until something hard and full of alcohol flew out of Joe’s hand and hit my left eye. 

It might have been a beer can, or a shot glass, or who knows what else, so I rubbed my eye and tried to wince out the sudden sting. Then Joe walked up and started hugging me, all the while singing through whatever song The Rubs were playing. Might have been Judy.

That’s professionalism. 

, #Chicago #Wicker Park #Hipsters #Nightlife

Times are a-changing in the DIY scene. The Young Camelot crew is being evicted from their current space, along with the folks at Animal Kingdom. Plus, rumor has it Multi Kulti got shut down, as well. So it goes — nothing lasts forever except for diamonds. 

Fortunately, Wally World and The Observatory are still kickin’ with some great events in the works for the summer, so expect to see more MG coverage coming out of those haunts in the coming months. For starters, The Lemons are taking their tour van through Wally next week. Message me if you’d like the address of that space (it’s typically kept private to avoid lowly crowds).

To honor our beloved comrades Ding it Yselves, MG Facebook’s latest mixtape DIY or DIE is live now.

Pictured above: Space Blood (an official MG Band to See in 2014), The Hecks, and The Crow Quill Night Owls.

, #Chicago #DIY #Punk #Hipsters

Distractions Distortions 2014 was Medium Gallery’s most exciting project to date and the best party I’ve ever been to. There were 30 bands in 2 nights, indoor smoking, and I glued together a makeshift photo booth the morning of the fest.

Shoutout to she speaks in tongues, who played their second-to-last set before the band’s oncoming hiatus. And big ups to Space Blood, who played their first show ever and destroyed every brain in the room. 

Special thanks to Rob and Matt, for organizing the incredible weekend and letting me do whatever I want. And happy birthday Mike (homeboy hired Ghostbusters to party with us). 

Distractions Distortions (stages)

Distractions Distortions (photo booth)

, #Distractions Distortions #Chicago #Nightlife #Hipsters #Punk #DIY

Brandon Karras  →

Brandon and I geek out over his band’s debut album — Lab Partner by Mr. Bones. This podcast starts with bong loads.

Mr. Bones’ latest, self-titled single is out now on Bandcamp.

The video I shot for their previous single, Inky Feather, is on YouTube.

Their debut album, Lab Partner, is available as a free download.

Like Mr. Bones on Facebook for updates on new releases and upcoming shows.

, #Mr. Bones #Lab Partner #Psychadelic #Folk #Podcast #Suburban Secrets #Chicago #St. Louis

Rob Majchrowski  →

I have written about Rob from The Peekaboos before. They’re one of my favorite bands in town, and the first few minutes of the podcast is just Rob and I gushing over each other. Then we get super drunk and talk about the first time we were in a fist fight, what it takes to be a valuable member of the art world, and the importance of family.

The band recently filmed a video for ‘Heaven’s Gate’, which will premiere at Emporium Arcade in Wicker Park on April 8. I’m in the video. I will be at the show. You should come too. Peekaboos gigs get kind of intense, and you might get shoved. If that happens, shove back.

, #Suburban Secrets #podcast #Chicago #Peekaboos
Anonymous:
Hey, I found your site through Cold Country's page, who my band (Cougar Island) is playing with tonight at Lincoln Hall. I really enjoy your photographs. Keep up the great work! -Gavin

Thanks Gavin.

Hey everyone! Go listen to Cougar Island’s Totem Poles EP so you can tell people at dinner parties “uhhh I like local music.” 

I don’t claim to be the best in the biz, and folks such as John Yingling and GlitterGuts have been doing photos like these for years before I even started. Still, I like to imagine that Medium Gallery not only documents art and culture in Chicago, but somehow helps the scene flourish. If nothing else, maybe folks who know me might get their first exposure to The Lemons, White Mystery, and Jimmy Whispers cuz of these photos.

To be honest, all I want is for everyone to like The Lemons and dance with me at their next show

Check out more photos from the Animal Kingdom Valentine’s Dance at the Medium Gallery Facebook.

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