Pavement’s “Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain” (1994)

Slacker masterpiece Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain dropped right in the middle of the alternative rock coming-out party and helped solidify Pavement (and singer/lyricist Stephen Malkmus) as indie rock mainstays.

The Oral History Of Pavement’s Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain, 1.16.04

Chicago’s Iconic Empty Bottle Nightclub

1992 proved to be a fortuitous time to start a rock club in Chicago as the city started churning out quality alt-rock bands at a rapid clip, and the decidedly low-brow Empty Bottle hosted all of them at one time or another. The club holds a special place in the heart of many Chicagoans and the Chicago Reader provides some quality anecdotes from bands and bar staff in excerpts from a 2016 book on the club.

An oral history of the Empty Bottle, 4.20.16