Former college fencer Alex Banin uses her debut EP, Did I Imagine, to make peace with her old relationships.
The Teklife producer integrates rap so perfectly on his new Still Trippin’ that he could bring footwork to new heights.
Fake Shore Drive has grown alongside Chicago rap, becoming an institution in its own right—and it celebrates its tenth anniversary by reuniting Big Tymers for a show at the Portage.
Blink-182 helped connect the mainstream pop-punk of the late 90s to the Soundcloud rap of today.
The Reader‘s weekly roundup of music journalism that didn’t happen here
Pitchfork afterparties: There’s no Bitchpork this year, but there is Rotted Tooth, plus plenty more.
Chance the Rapper drops Acid Rap—and it’s going to take him to places he’s only imagined.
The man known as DJ RTC: “Curren$y, he sent me an e-mail, just three words: ‘I’m with you.'”
New free beats from Chuck Inglish and Flosstradamus
Can their first album, long delayed by legal wrangling, galvanize hip-hop the way their early releases did three years ago?
The new Gibbs video, plus bonus features
Here’s what local musicians (and other tastemakers) were listening to in 2009.