Chicago rapper-singer Rich Jones brought his multigenerational monthly hip-hop series All Smiles to a close in April 2019, but its spirit lives on at this Subterranean show he’s headlining. The bill includes great local MCs who might not otherwise have any reason to cross paths, beginning with up-and-comer Musa Reems. On his recent self-released EP, […]
Keen-eyed rapper Qari hooks up with producer Green Sllime for Operation Hennessy—and opens the floodgates on his friend’s reservoir of irreverent old-school beats.
No other series has done as much to demonstrate the breadth and depth of contemporary Chicago hip-hop as All Smiles. Launched seven years ago by rapper-singer Rich Jones, the intergenerational monthly showcase says goodbye tonight with a lineup that speaks to its long history of bringing together locals from different cliques and eras. Jones began […]
Sen Morimoto’s mix of hip-hop, pop, prog, and jazz has won over international entertainment platform 88 Rising, but for now he’s sticking with his friends at Chicago indie Sooper Records.
Thirty years for My Life With the Thrill Kill Kult, ten years for White Mystery, six years for the All Smiles hip-hop showcase, and more
Busy drummer Ben Billington releases music from two of his bazillion bands, black digital media platform the TRiiBE crowdfunds new projects, and more.
Ty Segall hangs his first art show in Chicago, hip-hop showcase All Smiles puts together a top-shelf March lineup, and more.
Little rappers still believe in big radio thanks to DJs like Nehpets at Power 92.
Rich Jones launched the monthly hip-hop series All Smiles at Tonic Room in April 2012, and it’s since grown into a Lincoln Park oasis for the local scene.
The trashy French trio Prototypes opens for All Smiles, a new band by former Grandaddy member Jim Fairchild.