Chicago producer and DJ Antonio Cesar has used tens of thousands of dollars in grants to travel the world, exporting the city’s sounds and importing new influences.
An online collaboration by four musicians in four states has parlayed pandemic necessity into new forms of creativity—and some tight long-distance friendships.
East Chicago-born DJ Drip balances business studies at Columbia College with a rapidly growing music career.
For nearly 70 years, Bob Koester owned the Jazz Record Mart and Delmark Records—and though his businesses could be “crazy town,” they helped nurture thriving communities.
Plenty of COVID-related uncertainty still surrounds the Pitchfork fest, as it does any large-scale event—but we can be reasonably sure about who’s scheduled to play.
COVID relief grants are taking their time arriving, but the compilation Situation Chicago 2 benefits CIVL’s SAVE Emergency Relief Fund right now.
At Casa Al-Fatiha in Logan Square, two local musicians built a sanctuary for LGBTQ asylum seekers.
Chicago goth trio Pixel Grip invite you to dance on straight white capitalism’s grave.
Chicago postpunk band Ganser made their new remix EP with help from social-media connections built during lockdown.
Not to alarm anyone, but no further Bandcamp Fridays have been announced—so don’t put off that music-buying binge another month.
Mia Joy has turned her debut album, Spirit Tamer, into a place of solace that welcomes anyone who listens.
The suavely psychedelic synth-pop on George Arthur Calendar’s new Paradox has a Chicago flavor and a Guadalajara groove.
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The Jefferson Park EXP concert series brings a wild diversity of sounds to a neighborhood library—and to the Internet.
Chicago-based party incubator and microlabel Buenört Collective release the new album by Spanish band El Sombrero del Abuelo.