My photos of Local H as well as Lasers and Fast and Shit playing Saturday, April 18, at the Reckless Records store on Broadway during Record Store Day. (For more of my Record Store Day photos, see my galleries of the Polkaholics at Laurie’s Planet of Sound and the Tweens at Bric-a-Brac.)
The Detroit post-punk band Protomartyr was in Chicago last week to play as the opening act for Cloud Nothings in a sold-out show at Lincoln Hall. But that wasn’t the band’s only performance in town — it also played a free set on Saturday afternoon (May 3) at Reckless Records’ store on Broadway in Lake View. As usual, singer Joe Casey had a casual air about him, looking more like a professor than a punk, but the band’s noise was bracing. Protomartyr’s recently released second album, Under Color of Official Right, is well worth hearing.