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Best Bets: Happy birthday, Chaperone Records

Communist Daughter is part of a 14-band lineup that will perform as part of Chaperone Records’ Block Rockin’ Birthday Bash. Photo from

The locally grown boutique record label is celebrating its second birthday with a bunch of bands playing on two stages.

Chaperone Records’ Block Rockin’ Birthday Bash features nine bands playing The Red Herring Lounge’s stage and outdoors at Bent Paddle.

There is a four-band bill at The Red Herring, an after-party that includes Fever Dream, Hippocampus, Witch Farm (featuring members of Southwire) and BNLX.

There will be activities for kids, glass-blowing demos, food trucks, live painters, a photo booth and more.

GO SEE IT What: Chaperone Records’ Block Rockin’ Birthday Bash

Where: The Red Herring Lounge, 208 E. First St., and Bent Paddle Brewing Company, 1912 W. Michigan St.

Tickets: Free until 6 p.m., $8 after 6 p.m., does not include after-party; $12 VIP includes block party and after-party. Advance tickets available at

SCHEDULE Bent Paddle

3 p.m.: Mary Bue

4:15 p.m.: Wood Blind

5:30 p.m.: Dedric Clark & the Social Animals

7 p.m.: Two Harbors

8 p.m.: Communist Daughter

9 p.m.: Charlie Parr

Red Herring Lounge

3:45 p.m.: Lion or Gazelle

4:45 p.m.: Holly Hansen

6:15 p.m.: Toby Thomas Churchill

10 p.m.: Fever Dream

11 p.m.: Hippocampus

Midnight: Witch Farm (featuring members of Southwire)

1 a.m.: BNLX

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