Abraham Levitan of Shame That Tune returns with the podcast Nerds on Tour, rapper Rich Jones celebrates the new mixtape Pink Slips, and more.
Tonight Thrill Jockey celebrates its 20th anniversary with a party at the Empty Bottle, but just what will happen remains a mystery
New reviews and notable screenings in this week’s issue
Label founders speak for themselves: Bettina Richards, Thrill Jockey
The destructive riots in England have taken a serious toll on more than 150 indie record labels, including several from Chicago.
Peter Margasak, Reader music critic Swedish Azz’s Azz Appeal: Swedish saxophonist Mats Gustafsson leads an excellent quintet through sincere but freewheeling interpretations of tunes from his homeland’s golden era of mainstream jazz in the 50s and 60s. Stickmen’s Insatiable: Once every year or two I pull out this CD, which collects every recording by Philadelphia’s […]
Krautrock, Italo-disco, prog, noise, electro, and house come together in genuine body-moving music.
After nearly 20 years of putting out records without lawyers or contracts, Corey Rusk was forced by one disgruntled band to defend his system in court. The outcome may change the way the underground does business.