Good Willsmith return with an acid-fried live album, Cinchel drops an ambient cassette that doubles as an art object, and more.
Midwestern emo cornerstone Bob Nanna made his bones working guarded feelings into nervy posthardcore with anthemic ambitions. Nanna started his streak in the early 90s with teenage band Friction, and by the end of the decade he’d established himself as scene royalty, fronting Braid and then Hey Mercedes. He also took up writing solo material […]
A day of pro-choice activism culminates in a #ShoutYourAbortion fund-raiser at Gman Tavern, the Vinyl Emergency podcast celebrates its first birthday, and more.
American Football became heroes to the emo scene after breaking up in obscurity—and 17 years later, they’ve returned with a second album.
The artist and polymath is using PlayStation as the canvas for his magnum opus, Manifold Garden.
Including an interactive map that details the festivities at participating shops
Six Reader music writers share their favorites from 2014 with year-end lists that do more than just put the same records in a different order.
The thread connecting grief, Facebook, and end-of-the-year lists
Before Michigan emo outfit Empire! Empire! (I Was a Lonely Estate) play Chicago tomorrow night read this lengthy Q&A with front man Keith Latinen—he talks about poetry, Michigan, and, yes, “emo revival.”
Singer-songwriter Bob Nanna discusses working on the forthcoming No Coast, the first full-length in 16 years by the influential second-wave emo group.
Riot Fest predictions, For Practically Everyone Records revs up for spring, and more
The Avondale record shop is bringing in Bob Nanna and a Bloody Mary bar to raise some dough.
Thanks to the songwriting service Downwrite, Bob Nanna of Braid makes a pretty affordable cupid.
Braid singer-guitarist Bob Nanna talks about an obscure 90s Kalamazoo emo band, which quickly got the attention of one Reader writer who rarely listens to podcasts.
The best shows to see through the weekend include Pamphleteers, Marisa Anderson, and Charlie Wilson.