Saturday, June 15, 2013
Punk Rock Karaoke: A Benefit for Riverwest Radio
A lot of man hours go into creating customized, sing-along tracks for Chicago’s Punk Rock Karaoke, but they’re for a cause. Actually, they’re for a lot of causes. The organization is a traveling fundraiser, zipping from city to city to support worthwhile community groups. This weekend it brings its songbook of more than 500 songs—including staples by The Clash, Fugazi, Dead Kennedys, Sleater-Kinney and The Misfits—to the Riverwest Public House for a fundraiser for Riverwest Radio, the tiny Internet radio station that operates out of Riverwest Film and Video on Center Street. On a shoestring budget, the station has cultivated a full lineup of community-minded talk programs, poetry readings and radio theater.