Friday, May 6, is the 22nd Bandcamp Friday—a 24-hour period where the retailer passes its usual cut of sales revenue along to the independent labels and artists who sell their music and merchandise through the site. Bandcamp typically announces forthcoming Bandcamp Fridays in three-month chunks, and this Friday is the last one that’s been made […]
One of the most remarkable things about Chicago is its complex relationship with crime. The criminal-justice and court system is often so flawed, discriminatory, and unjust that it can seem as harmful as the crimes it seeks to control. For more than a century we’ve also had an entire industry dedicated to sensationalizing and mythologizing […]
Lakshmi Ramgopal, who usually performs solo as Lykanthea, bids farewell to the songs on her Migration EP this Saturday with a nine-member multidisciplinary group.
Adele Nicholas of Axons and Impossible Colors is also a self-employed civil rights lawyer—and she’s releasing a compilation to benefit the Chicago Community Bond Fund.
Current musical obsessions of Axons drummer Amanda Kraus, Now Is Podcast host Ben Remsen, and Reader music editor Philip Montoro
A broad range of Chicago acts featuring female musicians—including Melkbelly, Fury, Lykanthea, and Beat Drun Juel—gather on Saturday for the second Frontwoman Fest.
The all-day festival benefits Girls Rock! Chicago.
Adele Nichoals’s new subscription service ships split cassingles to Chicago music fans every month.