The Year of Chicago Music has had less music in it than anybody anticipated, but we still have plenty to celebrate.
Tag: Cadien Lake James
Chicago garage stalwart James Swanberg enriches his carefree pop sound
Over the past decade or so, whenever a garage band has played a Chicago show, you’ll have likely found James Swanberg somewhere on the premises, in the crowd or hawking merch or even onstage. For most of that time he’s operated under the name Today’s Hits, which began as a vehicle for the perfectly sloppy, […]
Cadien Lake James’s greatest moment in Chicago music history
Twin Peaks guitarist Cadien Lake James honors the lessons that the city’s early house scene taught today’s DIY garage rockers.
Twin Peaks take a victory lap at Riot Fest
Twin Peaks have grown in the five years since they first played Riot Fest, and with Saturday’s set they showed off their lived-in material and the comfortable community they’ve helped build in the local rock scene.
Luke Trimble of Uh Bones celebrates his debut single leading Charlie Reed
Luke Trimble of Uh Bones celebrates his debut single leading Charlie Reed, Cinema 53 hosts a free screening of Lemonade with Julie Dash and Jamila Woods, and more.
Completely serious advice for returning Pitchfork artists
If there’s one thing Pitchfork’s repeat offenders shouldn’t do, it’s stick with what got them there.
Twin Peaks listen to ten mystery songs from 1994—the year three of them were born
Chicago garage-pop whiz kids Twin Peaks listen to ten mystery songs from 1994—the year three of them were born.
Gossip Wolf: Fame spotting at the Pitchfork Music Festival
The famous folks mingling at Pitchfork last weekend included Taylor Bennett, who’s playing an antiviolence fund-raiser for Kids Off the Block.
Why South By?
Given that South by Southwest’s influence is on the wane, should upstart bands still bother playing the festival?