Permanent reissues a classic Chicago punk comp. Plus: Claychella’s last dance, the Hood Internet’s threesome, and more
For White Mystery, springtime is new album time. Plus: Tim Kinsella’s Pitchfork problem, Rollin Hunt’s outre leanings, and more.
The fog-loving avant-garde trio reunites yet again. Plus: Birth squeezes out an LP, Marketa Irglova cozies up to Chicago, and more
A new monthly party spans the goth ecosystem. Plus: BSS ties up some loose ends, Trouble in Mind goes along, and more
Ga’an finally releases something that isn’t a casette, American Heritage returns, EPMD listens to your demo, and more
Michael Cera fails to get beaten up by drunks. Plus: Smart Bar nabs a DFA residency, Big’n goes to France, and more.
Smith Westerns eye a move. Plus: Eleventh Dream Day, the Eternals, and Indian prep new records, CHIRP turns one, and more
The Smoking Popes announce a concept album and Gauge plays with Haymarket Riot. Plus: Chrissy Murderbot signs to Planet Mu, James Chance likes Snapple, and more
V103 rings in the New Year with a dusties marathon. Plus: the Smith Westerns ramp up to an album launch, a chili-and-synth showdown at the Empty Bottle, and more
The local DJ duo preps an all-original album with a host of guests. Plus: MNDR falls for Chicago, Hot Machines finally cut a full-length, and more
Is Plustapes Chicago’s most prolific record label? Plus: Califone’s new callings, another project from Pelican’s Trevor de Brauw, rocking in the name of Red Bull, and more
The beloved local studio closes up shop. Plus: who’s that local girl onstage with Bonnie “Prince” Billy’s Babblers, the end of Something Else, and more
A new footwork comp takes the Chicago dance style global, Tewz 1 finally drops his debut, Man Is Man and friends cover Kurt Weill, and more
The Waiting for Lasers book club, monsters of garage at the Bottom Lounge, poster art at the Empty Bottle, and more
Head on down to the Big Tranny Hootenanny. Plus: the return of Telefon Tel Aviv, ax theft at the airport, new offerings at the Chicago School of Guitar Making, and more