Several months ago, when the legendary Chicago indie-rock club Lounge Ax closed, I asked roots-scene fixture Chris Mills to share his favorite memories of the place. He proudly recalled getting his face bloodied by a drunken, stage-diving Waco Brother, then wistfully recounted the Built to Spill show where two different women dumped him. That's Mills--equally quick to wallow in self-pity or revel in the cathartic power of rock 'n' roll. And in a nutshell, that's his new album too.... More >>>