In 2015, Chicago singer-songwriter Owen Ashworth told me he considered Nephew in the Wild, the then-forthcoming second album of his solo project Advance Base, a make-or-break effort: “The fate of this record will decide how much time I can put into music in the future, as far as how much I share with the world.” […]
Prog paragons Cheer-Accident drop an album that contains multitudes, Owen Ashworth’s Orindal Records hosts a showcase at the Landland print shop, and more.
After ending his long-running indie-pop project Casiotone for the Painfully Alone in 2010, Chicago-based musician Owen Ashworth launched Orindal Records. It was part of a musical rebirth, but more a spiritual move than a sonic one: the label’s first release, a 2011 split, features one of the first singles from Ashworth’s post-Casiotone project, Advance Base, […]
Owen Ashworth named his latest indie-pop project after an isolated Antarctic weather station, but its MO takes his whole family into account.
Owen Ashworth is preparing to release a new Advance Base full-length in August, and if you want to see him beforehand then head to Comfort Station tomorrow night.
Check out a track from the lo-fi indie group before they play Beat Kitchen on Sunday.
Matt Kimmel’s good-bye to booking the Burlington, emo royalty at American Football, a new Swearwords EP, and more
His street art and love songs have a powerful antiviolence subtext—and his Summer in Pain Festival benefits CeaseFire.
Record Breakers, the shop that sits on top of Reggie’s in the South Loop, celebrates its 25th anniversary this weekend.
Marc Ruvolo hands over the Bucket O’ Blood, Owen Ashworth records with Sun Kil Moon, and more.
The soft incandescence in this music shines a light on the details in Phillips’s tunes but doesn’t mess around too much with their spirit.
Advance Base covers “I Had a Good Father & Mother,” a song from enigmatic preacher and outsider gospel musician Washington Phillips.
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