The weirdo-comedy staples perform a sold-out show before heading west.
If your lunch runs late, you’ll miss some of Riot Fest’s most exciting acts—including Mongolian metal warriors the Hu, garage monsters Drakulas, and folk-pop wild card Caroline Rose.
Reunions and full-album sets are Riot Fest’s specialty—so what does it have to offer this year, besides Bikini Kill?
Cate Le Bon, Black Midi, Ibeyi, and Chai are among the acts from abroad at the festival this year.
“Thank you for growing up with us,” says the founder of the website that became the public diary for a generation of teenage girls.
The songs of the Marías have a laid-back vibe, but every guitar riff feels like it was precisely placed in an artfully curated sonic atmosphere that calls to mind grainy films from the golden age of Hollywood. The Los Angeles-based project of Josh Conway and María—who goes by her first name only in artistic settings, […]
I’m a little mesmerized by Yaeji. The New York-based producer and visual artist mixes geometric, house-influenced beats with quiet, reverb-drenched pop hooks, and switches off between singing verses in English and Korean, and the results verge on hypnotic. I was immediately hooked last winter, when a friend played me “Raingurl” off her November 2017 release, […]
“We want people to feel like their existence is respected.”
The extent of onstage action during minimalist noise shows too often consists of a composer switching between MIDI keyboard and a laptop—the sound is complex, but the execution is bland. The live shows of sound artist and composer Laetitia Sonami are the antithesis of this sort of insularity—rather than simply pushing buttons and keys, she’s […]
On their excellent second album, Chicago underground rockers Lala Lala process a painful year—but only partway. They celebrate its release with a show on Friday, September 28.
The artist/writer/prankster has moved beyond city rat poster parodies to a gallery.
Pedro the Line, James Brandon Lewis, and more recommended concerts and events this weekend
As far as Instagram traps go, Guaclandia wasn’t even worth a pit stop.
The Lincoln Square neighborhood came together last weekend to make some enormous woodblock prints.
The Ice House Gallery in Evanston creates space for all kinds of artists.