What we’re reading, watching, listening to, etc., to pass the time.
One of the city’s most iconic open-mike nights finds a virtual home.
This week’s featured gig poster was designed by local artist Joe Schorgl for his band the Sueves.
West-side rapper Musa Reems dazzles with a weekly single series, college radio stations WHPK and WNUR fill the weekend with festivals, and more.
Dumpster Tapes books the Demolición festival to make room for Latinx rock in the self-segregated north-side scene.
This week’s featured gig poster was designed by local artist and musician Keith Herzik for his band Wet Wallet.
Jenny Pulse drops the Spa Moans name (and her lo-fi sound) for the danceable new Marmalade, rapper Calid B brings his second AfroBang mixtape to the stage, and more.
Slowcore veterans Pinebender resurrect their original lineup, underground rapper Freako celebrates a new mixtape with a jam-packed art show, and more.
Rumors about the Chicago band’s sexually abusive behavior had been circulating in private for years. A group of devoted fans decided to make them public.
Wild bear rapper Big Dipper, rock iconoclasts Blizzard Babies, gnarly glam band Lollygagger, and brand-new boogie label Leisure Records all celebrate fresh releases.
With his return to Chicago, Hannibal Buress is reconnecting to his roots on the west side.
This week’s featured gig poster was designed by Trouble in Mind Records co-owner Bill Roe.
Steve Mizek’s Argot label celebrates five years of top-shelf electronic music, Cole’s hosts a Halloween cover-band benefit for Mexico and Puerto Rico, and more.
Garage-rock label Randy Records drops debut LPs by Skip Church and Today’s Hits, Dumpster Tapes celebrates its third Monster Compilation at Cole’s, and more.
Angela Davis Fegan creates inclusion through her letterpress-printed posters and interactive graffiti events.