Few pop acts are quite as prepared to engage with climate change as Chicago’s Air Credits. Since 2016, rapper ShowYouSuck (aka Clinton Sandifer) and producer Steve Reidell (half of the Hood Internet) have turned dystopian nightmares into strangely joyful songs. There’s catharsis to be found in these missives from a future where oxygen is a […]
Volutus Records has a busy pandemic, Fat Night drop an album that would’ve been perfect for a normal summer, and more.
Silkworm veteran Tim Midyett finally drops the first Mint Mile full-length, Steve Reidell of Air Credits almost remakes the 1980 Genesis album Duke, and more.
Spektral Quartet bring a mind-expanding program (and Julia Holter) to the Music Box, the Synthesizer-Chili Cookoff signs off with its tenth installment, and more.
SOB X RBE and Quando Rondo and other goings on 10/8-10/11
The members of Minneapolis hip-hop collective Doomtree appear to have a soft spot for Chicagoans. In June, their label (also called Doomtree) dropped a full-length collaboration between their producer Lazerbeak and veteran Chicago rapper Longshot. In August, Doomtree put out Artería Verité, an album that brings together group member Sims (and his recent go-to producer, […]
ShowYouSuck builds on his omnivorous hip-hop with the Hood Internet collaboration Air Credits and the JBTV show Good Luck Hunting.
For ages, Chicago rappers tore each other down, as though the city could produce only one star at a time—but in 2016 the whole scene seemed to grasp the value of community.
Current musical obsessions of Steve Reidell from the Hood Internet, Metro publicist Shannon Shreibak, and the Reader’s Leor Galil
Open Mike Eagle, an MCA stroller tour, and more happenings in Chicago from July 5-7