Dumpster Tapes showcases local Latinx talent at the second annual Demolición, Chicago groove machines the Lowdown Brass Band celebrate a new album, and more.
Record stores for Record Store Day heretics
Record Store Day is a great time to get acquainted with the neighborhood shops that don’t partake in the annual retail circus.
In Rotation: Alex Fryer of Dumpster Tapes on the best Donnas songs to play for a crush
Current musical obsessions of Dumpster Tapes cofounder Alex Fryer, Justin Vittori of Rainbow Gun Show, and the Reader‘s Leor Galil
In Rotation: Dave Mata of Impala Sound Champions on two decades of Danny Akalepse beats
Current musical obsessions of The-Drum’s Jeremiah Meece and Dave Mata of Impala Sound Champions
The Secret History of Chicago Music: Rob Riley & Domenic Bucci
SNL alumnus Rob Riley and coconspirator Domenic Bucci cut a novelty record about the 1979 blizzard.
In Rotation: Rebecca Valeriano-Flores of Negative Scanner on time traveling with the Fall
Current musical obsessions of Rebecca Valeriano-Flores of Negative Scanner and composer Estlin Usher
The Secret History of Chicago Music: The Rovin’ Kind
Polished garage band the Rovin’ Kind had a second life on Epic Records as the Illinois Speed Press.
The Secret History of Chicago Music: Mr. Lee & the Rearrangers Band
Mr. Lee & the Rearrangers Band are credited on what Roctober‘s Jake Austen calls “perhaps the most bizarre 45 in Chicago history.”
The long game of soul singer Doug Shorts
Doug Shorts has been a doorman, a karate instructor, even an extra in an Adam Sandler movie—and now he might finally make it as a soul singer.