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Best Place for Broke-Ass Musicians to Buy Gear 

Midwest Buy & Sell

If you're looking to buy a guitar that's also an artwork, a piece of history, or an investment, you should go to the Chicago Music Exchange. If you're looking to buy a guitar because you're about to go on tour for two months and you cracked the neck on your main instrument at a shitty basement show the previous weekend, you should head to Irving Park and Austin and dig into the cozily jam-packed confines of Midwest Buy & Sell. It's an unflashy place full of unflashy gear, but unless you're making United Center money, flash is less important than solidness and affordability—both of which the store offers in bulk.

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The Sea & Cake, Moonrise Nation Pritzker Pavilion, Millennium Park
August 16
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Batushka, Chasm, Suffering Hour Reggie's Rock Club
August 16

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