John McCowen has made a career of transforming the contrabass clarinet into an instrument all his own. Born in Carbondale and now based in Reykjavik, Iceland, the composer got involved […]
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In 2010, Chicago underground music maven Patrick Scott (formerly of My Lai and 97-Shiki) launched postpunk label Modern Tapes with the self-titled debut cassette from Carbondale coldwave three-piece Staring Problem. […]
Downstate frat rockers the 4 Taus split in 1964 but reunited periodically for almost 50 years.
Also, hundreds of Chicagoans gathered Sunday to denounce racism and bigotry after the violence at a white supremacist march in Charlottesville.
Southern Illinois feels like a horror movie—and even more so under Trump, who pandered to rural areas for their votes.
Darkwave trio Staring Problem release their first new material in four years, Pinwheel Records opens in Pilsen this summer, and more.
LA garage label Burger Records throws itself 50 parties (including one in Chicago), Smart Bar celebrates women in dance music, and more.
This Austin-based antifolk artist recorded in an RV and shares the spirit of Willis Earl Beal
Summer Guide: inhabit a castle for a weekend (and explore the Little Grand Canyon and winery row, too)