This year Michigan-born, New York-raised record label Ghostly International celebrates two decades of releasing cutting-edge electronic sounds. As part of the festivities it’s throwing a party called Ghostly 20 in its own honor at Metro this week. The label was founded in Ann Arbor in 1999 by Sam Valenti IV, who was inspired by the […]
For nearly two decades Pittsburgh band Black Moth Super Rainbow have twisted psych, lo-fi electronics, trip-hop, noise, and cybernetic pop into shapes so wondrous that the most imaginative balloon-animal-making clowns might envy. The group’s seventh album, last year’s Panic Blooms (Rad Cult), brims with Technicolor synth notes that ooze like cough syrup. BMSR have long […]
To see some of the best acts at Riot Fest—including Downtown Boys, Invsn, and Fishbone—you’re gonna have to skip brunch.
Graveface Records imprint Terror Vision treats scary movie music with the same respect as the obsessive fans who’ve made it a thriving niche market.
The online music festival that provided a gathering place for vaporwave originators (and gave the genre its “final eulogy” earlier this year) celebrated its one-year anniversary with performances from Mister Lies and Black Moth Super Rainbow’s Tobacco.
The “arts” at this year’s Milwaukee Avenue Arts Festival include music from Cave, the Cairo Gang, and William Cepeda.
This week’s featured gig poster was designed by Kentucky-based silkscreen collective Print Mafia.
Free music, a critique of some more free music, Grand Funk, and more
Graveface Records throws a psych-rock raffle to make up for flood damage
Appropriation, psychedelia, and Russian E.T. knockoff porno
Critics’ Choices and other notable shows: Xiu Xiu, High on Fire, Small Black, Orquestra Contemporanea de Olinda, Little Women, Titus Andronicus, and more