The past decade has been an odd one for Alkaline Trio. Following the release of the Chicago punk band’s eighth studio album, 2013’s My Shame Is True, all three members took time off to focus on solo material and side projects. But when vocalist and guitarist Matt Skiba joined Blink-182 in 2015, the band he’d […]
How a doughnut-shop parking lot became a confluence of Chicago youth subcultures—and what killed it off
Nothing against “Monster Mash,” but Chicago has spawned lots of scary songs that sound good all year—these 13 tracks cover house, psych rock, techno, boogie, hip-hop, extreme metal, pop punk, and more.
Run the Jewels closed out Riot Fest 2018. We have the live photos and a review by Jamie Ludwig of Sunday sets from Blondie and The Avengers. Photos by Danny O’Donnell Riot Fest 2018 Sunday
Riot Fest got Blink-182! Cypress Hill! Blondie! The Jesus Lizard! Liz Phair! Atmosphere! Beck! Cat Power! And . . . the 82-year-old Jerry Lee Lewis?
Blink-182 helped connect the mainstream pop-punk of the late 90s to the Soundcloud rap of today.
Tranny: Confessions of Punk Rock’s Most Infamous Anarchist Sellout is the Against Me! singer’s engrossing chronicle of her turbulent life: as a musician, as an anarchist, and as a transgender human being.
A dozen Chicago artists make their Riot Fest debuts this year. How did we pick just five? Completely arbitrarily!
Friends and colleages remember musician Stephanie Morris at the Hideout, White/Light scores a new sci-fi short film, and more.
Joey Gallimore’s outside-art collection began when he purchased a Wesley Willis drawing for 20 bucks.
Already a wild ride—with dozens of acts, including Iggy & the Stooges, Elvis Costello, Andrew W.K., and NOFX—Riot Fest’s new Humboldt Park incarnation is also an actual carnival
An overview of the overwhelming fifth annual Record Store Day
The Johalla Projects gallery space moves from its Wicker Park location to a new spot in West Town’s Hubbard Street Lofts.
The punk-heavy marathon includes performances by Alkaline Trio, Pennywise, the Casualties, Face to Face, Every Time I Die, Andrew W.K., and others.
This week’s Early Warnings include Alkaline Trio, Cursive, Vampire Weekend, Japandroids, George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic, and Air.