Laughing Eye Weeping Eye cast an ancient spell with a brand-new cassette, dance-music label Nite Owl Diner releases its first compilation, and more.
After two years of planning and building, the Logan Square coffee shop opens its second space in an adjacent storefront.
Twenty-six bands plus a farewell from Rodeo.
Meghen Fueston and Lindsay Betland transformed a former school bus into their very own traveling vintage store.
Czar rules (on a new album), one-man synth project Potions throws a release party, and more.
The migration of the hipster: A Chicago history, 1898-present
Names Divine take a left turn into desert rock; Keith Herzik weirds up the walls at Saki.
Cafe Mustache crowdfunds a bigger music room, Pelican record their fifth LP, and more
All the stores, in-stores, discounts, and goodies for Record Store Day 2013
What’s on the Reader‘s Agenda for Saturday, January 12, 2013
Bonnie “Prince” Billy collaborator: “I just kind of had to find something that I could hold onto.”
A directory of stores participating in Record Store Day, with sales, promotions, giveaways, and in-store performances
The Milwaukee Avenue Arts Festival returns to Logan Square this weekend (Fri-Sun 7/29-7/31), presenting a dazzling variety of art and music to showcase the neighborhood’s diversity. The fest’s three music stages feature lots of local heavy hitters: performers on the main stage, located at the Illinois Centennial Monument (2595 N. Milwaukee), include JC Brooks & the Uptown […]
Falling as usual on the third Saturday in April (4/16), the vinyl nerd’s favorite made-up holiday is celebrating its fifth year of celebrating independently owned record stores. This year’s Record Store Day attempts a coup d’etat against what the organizers call “online retailers or corporate behemoths” with the help of more than 700 stores in […]