Folklore can be the ultimate game of telephone. As a historical form of collective communication, it brings communities together while expressing what makes them unique, and the content of its stories changes as newer generations tell them from their own perspectives. Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe’s score for Nia DaCosta’s new film, Candyman, exemplifies how distortion—whether […]
Chicago postpunks Facs inherited members from Disappears, but for the new Lifelike they’ve found the personnel and the sound to become a self-contained band.
Current musical obsessions of artists Nick Butcher and Alex Valentine and Reader music critic Peter Margasak
An excerpt from The Empty Bottle Chicago: 21+ Years of Music / Friendly / Dancing