Chicago jazz guitarist Tim Stine drops an engagingly off-kilter new trio album, a 26-track compilation benefits the staff of the shuttered Crown Liquors, and more.
Current musical obsessions of Brokedowns drummer Mustafa Daka, Rad Payoff guitarist Jason Smith, and Reader music listings coordinator Luca Cimarusti
Underground rock festival Ian’s Party is run mostly by volunteers, which helps it feel like a community instead of a branding exercise.
Nineties alt-rock revivalists Post Child play a free record-release show at Emporium on Thursday night.
A dozen Chicago artists make their Riot Fest debuts this year. How did we pick just five? Completely arbitrarily!
The fresh local trio brings some fire to the festival.
Plus: Bike lawyer Colin Cameron on a song that sounds like Einstürzende Neubauten covering Leonard Cohen, the Reader‘s Luca Cimarusti on everything you could ever want to know about prog rock, and more
Red Scare Industries celebrates ten years, and The-Drum launches the Lo Motion label
Ian’s Party brings over 40 great bands to town for its seventh year.
Ian’s Party is back for its sixth year, with almost 40 bands playing at two venues
Some bands to seek out at this year’s Ian’s Party