The Run Down

Puck rock culture in the 1970s ushered in Chicago's DIY (do-it-yourself) scene. It was a movement led by artists and musicians who wanted to circumvent mainstream music labels and venues, and instead, put on their own DIY shows in unsanctioned warehouses, basements, and homes. For this guide, we're going to get an introduction into this scene. You'll be taking in a live music performance at an artists loft in West Town that by day is a ceramics studio and by night is transformed into a DIY music space. Before that, however, you'll be getting a pre-show cocktail at a small batch distillery nearby.

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