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FRET12 Sessions: Gabacho

FRET12 Sessions: Gabacho

February 6 2024
Gabacho brings his dreamy Latin rock to the shop in this FRET12 Session.
FRET12 Sessions: Ready For Death

FRET12 Sessions: Ready For Death

January 23 2024
The crushing Chicago thrash metal band Ready For Death performs live at the FRET12 shop.
FRET12 Sessions: Ganser

FRET12 Sessions: Ganser

January 2 2024
Chicago-based post-punk quartet Ganser performs “Lucky” and “Emergency Equipment and Exits."
FRET12 Sessions: Nathan Graham

FRET12 Sessions: Nathan Graham

December 5 2023
Chicago-born singer-songwriter Nathan Graham performs three songs live at the FRET12 shop.
Live Gallery: American Authors

Live Gallery: American Authors

November 10 2023
The best day of our lives? It was definitely one of them as American Authors came to town for Wei...
Live Gallery: Squeeze

Live Gallery: Squeeze

November 6 2023
New-Wave icons Squeeze hopped the pond to be with us at The Salt Shed all the way from England, a...
Live Gallery: Chromeo

Live Gallery: Chromeo

November 2 2023
Canadian pop duo Chromeo got the people moving with their electric basslines and funky sound at t...
Live Gallery: Les Claypool

Live Gallery: Les Claypool

October 26 2023
Froghead army was out in full force at the Salt Shed as Colonel Les Claypool mustered his Fearles...
Live Gallery: Colter Wall

Live Gallery: Colter Wall

October 19 2023
Blown in all the way from the windswept wheatfields of Swift Current, Saskatchewan, Colter Wall t...
Live Gallery: Band of Horses

Live Gallery: Band of Horses

October 18 2023
We had a rocking time with old favorites Band of Horses at the Salt Shed this past weekend. Take ...
Live Gallery: Tash Sultana

Live Gallery: Tash Sultana

October 18 2023
All the way from the Land Down Under, Tash Sultana brought their one-person-show to the Salt Shed...
Live Gallery: LIFEGUARD

Live Gallery: LIFEGUARD

October 17 2023
It was an all-Chicago affair as hometown heroes LIFEGUARD made the second city proud at the Salt ...
Live Gallery: Thundercat

Live Gallery: Thundercat

October 17 2023
We were in awe of Thundercat's groovy basslines as the Compton-born maestro held the Salt Shed in...
Live Gallery: The Breeders

Live Gallery: The Breeders

October 4 2023
All the way from the Gem City of Dayton, Ohio, The Breeders had us seeing double at Riot Fest as ...
Live Gallery: Death Cab For Cutie at Salt Shed

Live Gallery: Death Cab For Cutie at Salt Shed

October 3 2023
Not one, not two, not three, but four! That's how many times we've had the pleasure of seeing dyn...
Live Gallery: The Psychedelic Furs 

Live Gallery: The Psychedelic Furs 

October 3 2023
It was great to see The Psychedelic Furs at the Salt Shed.Check out our FRET12 recap below.
Live Gallery: The Interrupters

Live Gallery: The Interrupters

October 2 2023
Ska music rode again as The Interrupters, a peppy pop-punk quartet from sunny Los Angeles, electr...
Live Gallery: Code Orange

Live Gallery: Code Orange

September 29 2023
Code Orange, a molten hot metal act forged in the steel mills of Pittsburgh, Pa. brought the hous...
Live Gallery: Postal Service

Live Gallery: Postal Service

September 29 2023
We were wowed on Saturday as indie-pop superstars united under the banner of The Postal Service a...
Live Gallery: Bad Omens

Live Gallery: Bad Omens

September 29 2023
Bad Omens rocked the Salt Shed with their righteous riffs and new metal stylings. We could feel t...
Live Gallery: Explosions in the Sky

Live Gallery: Explosions in the Sky

September 29 2023
Texan quartet Explosions in the Sky played a new-age, rock symphony at the Salt Shed, and we at F...
Live Gallery: Montell Fish

Live Gallery: Montell Fish

September 26 2023
Pittsburgh-born R&B star Montell Fish put on a show for the Salt Shed last week, and we had a...
Live Gallery: Foo Fighters

Live Gallery: Foo Fighters

September 22 2023
Foo Fighters brought the house down at Riot Fest this year, and FRET12 was there to witness the w...
Live Gallery: Death Cab For Cutie at Riot Fest

Live Gallery: Death Cab For Cutie at Riot Fest

September 22 2023
We were stoked to have the opportunity to watch dynamic frontman Ben Gibbard with not one but two...
Live Gallery: Queens of the Stone Age

Live Gallery: Queens of the Stone Age

September 21 2023
We were transported from our FRET12 booth at Riot Fest in Chicago to Seattle as grunge rockers, Q...
Live Gallery: The Cure

Live Gallery: The Cure

September 21 2023
It was a blast getting to watch legendary 80's goth rock pioneers, The Cure, at Riot Fest from ou...
Live Gallery: The Beths

Live Gallery: The Beths

September 19 2023
We had a great reunion with Kiwi indie rockers, The Beths, as they returned to the Salt Shed for ...
Live Gallery: Cigarettes After Sex

Live Gallery: Cigarettes After Sex

September 11 2023
Cigarettes After Sex's ethereal lyrics and dreamy sound floated through the Salt Shed. Here's FRE...
Live Gallery: Pixies

Live Gallery: Pixies

September 1 2023
Pixies & Modest Mouse made for a killer double-header at the Salt Shed.
Live Gallery: Modest Mouse

Live Gallery: Modest Mouse

September 1 2023
Check out FRET12’s recap of Modest Mouse's two-night show at the Salt Shed.
Live Gallery: Beach Bunny

Live Gallery: Beach Bunny

August 25 2023
Despite the heat, Beach Bunny’s Pool Party was an epic fest. Here’s a creative recap of their show.
Live Gallery: Brent Faiyaz

Live Gallery: Brent Faiyaz

August 4 2023
Check out FRET12’s recap of Brent Faiyaz’s two-night show at the Salt Shed.
From the Amp Room – Aluminati Guitars

From the Amp Room – Aluminati Guitars

August 3 2023
Welcoming a new world order in the manufacture of guitars.
Live Gallery: Real Estate

Live Gallery: Real Estate

July 12 2023
A fitting end to a jam-packed weekend of live music, we were lucky enough to catch headliner Real Estate’s set to close out a stellar Square Roots festival. The Jersey-born indie rock band showed Chicago some love by performing several songs off of their 2014 record Atlas — an album partially recorded in Wilco’s Chicago studio, The Loft — as well as giving the hyped-up crowd an encore (festival curfews be damned).
Live Gallery: King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard at The Salt Shed

Live Gallery: King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard at The Salt Shed

June 13 2023
We felt the full force of the Aussie band during their three-day show at The Salt Shed. With face...
Live Gallery: Toro Y Moi at Pitchfork

Live Gallery: Toro Y Moi at Pitchfork

June 5 2023
We got a chance to experience and document Toro Y Moi's good vibes at Pitchfork.