Lilac are essentially a Chicago supergroup of musicians who’ve done time in underrated bands. They include former Cacaw and Coughs front woman Anya Davidson (also an underground comics artist and author and occasional Reader contributor) on guitar and vocals, Kenny Rasmussen (late of Anatomy of Habit) on drums, and two veterans of Baltimore outfit Witch […]
Deranged new post-Cacaw band Lilac debuts with the demo ‘Kiss the Corpse’
Lilac consists of folks from Cacaw, Anatomy of Habit, and defunct Baltimore outfit Witch Hat.
What will the closure of Permanent Records’ Chicago store mean for the local music community?
Ukrainian Village’s beloved Permanent Records will close in September, and its full-time employees—including Moniker Records founder Robert Manis—will move to LA to work at its west-coast shops.
Jill Flanagan of Forced Into Femininity takes her underground scene to task
Jill Flanagan of Forced Into Femininity takes her underground scene to task, the Era throw a listening party for their first ‘footwork mixtape,’ and more.
More material from Oozing Wound
Local thrash trio Oozing Wound, whose debut full-legth came out a month ago, drop some brutal new jams.
Best Fallout From a Breakup
No matter what these weirdos get up to, it’s worth your time.
Oozing Wound signs to Thrill Jockey
Local thrash trio Oozing Wound have signed with huge local label Thrill Jockey, and Rotted Tooth Fest is announced.
12 O’Clock Track: Oozing Wound, “Autopsy Turvy”
“Autopsy Turvy” is the first song off of Oozing Wound’s debut release
12 O’Clock Track: Zath, “Unborn Oppressor”
The long-awaited recorded debut of proggy local thrashers Zath
From the ashes of Cacaw: Oozing Wound
Oozing Wound, a new band that includes half of the defunct Cacaw, plays this weekend at Crown Tap with Fielded and Mayor Daley.
Chicago’s most memorable live rock of 2011
From Zath at the Hideout in April to Cacaw at Treasure Town in October
This Week on the B Side
An exciting new-music ensemble, hazy hip-hop beats, electronic oddities, rappers talking to rappers, and much more
Cacaw’s new Robes
The local band drops Bat Skin on cassette. Plus: new four-piece Alma Negra marries garage and metal, and Josh Eustis of Telefon Tel Aviv opens an LA studio with a tool
New shows at the Fireside prompt a stream of stories about the good old days. Plus: Russian Circles and the worst kind of metal damage, Kanye as Twitter fodder, and more
Dinner & a Show: Monday, 1/25
Recommended events paired with Chicago restaurants.