It was a hot, late summer Saturday, and my son and I had come to the Chicago Botanic Garden for an outdoor playdate with some friends. To our surprise and […]
This week’s featured gig poster was created by local artist and educator Nicole Marroquin.
Dee Alexander has earned international acclaim, but fame has eluded her. Her great new album might change that.
When record stores aren’t buying used vinyl directly from the public, they might find a carload of goodies at the Chicagoland Record Collectors Show.
Metro’s green room has dealt with its fair share of rock stars, Kurt and Courtney among them.
Someone doesn’t have to be famous to be interesting—and that’s just as true in the Chicago music scene as it is anywhere else.
Artist on Artist: Fingerstyle guitarist William Tyler talks to Douglas McCombs of Brokeback and Tortoise.
Doctor Who turns 50 this week, and Chicago nerd-rock band Time Crash is ready to celebrate.
This week’s Chicagoan is Danny Chaimson, musician and wedding-band owner.
Becka Joynt’s ’77 Dodge Tradesman 200 is a shag-carpeted time capsule of 70s-era van culture.
Country-rockers Heartsfield never succeeded like the Eagles, but you can see them play for less than a zillion dollars.
No matter what these weirdos get up to, it’s worth your time.
Record label founders Bill and Lisa Roe have a home overflowing with records and antique toys.
Medusa’s psychedelic proto-metal sank like a stone in the 70s, but the Numero Group has rescued their best recordings.
Current musical obsessions of Julie Shapiro of Third Coast and Jim Dempsey of Corbett vs. Dempsey