On the new In Plain Speech, the local singer-songwriter opens her hermetic music to the outside world—and brings on a bigger, more colorful cast of collaborators than ever before.
He’s tried punk, noise, and Fahey-style fingerpicking, but he’s about to reach his biggest audience yet with the jazzy, open-ended folk-rock on his new album.
The new local label run by the Owl’s talent buyer makes its public debut at the Milwaukee Avenue Arts Festival on Sunday.
A folk chanteuse who soulfully sublimates her noisy past into transcendent performances full of pained howls and delicate melodies
Current musical obsessions of the Owl’s Aaron Dexter, the Sueves’ Joe Schorgl, and the Reader‘s Luca Cimarusti
Chicago musicians organize benefits to help with the medical expenses of Griffin Rodriguez, who was seriously injured last week in a bike accident.
New blood in Heavy Times, new music from the Velcro Lewis Group, and new digs for Logan Hardware.
Humboldt Park dive El Mamey hosts an excellent show this weekend featuring Cave and Psychic Steel.
Resurrected art-rock locals Ono not only have a new LP coming, but reissues of their first records are on the way too
Netherfriends cuts a bedroom-pop record (almost) live at Schubas, and more
Netherfriends cuts a bedroom-pop record (almost) live at Schubas, art-rockers Ono release their first album in 26 years, and So Percussion founder Doug Perkins moves to Chicago
An atmospheric synthesizer piece by Bitchin Bajas, the solo project of Cave’s Cooper Crain
Airless funk, blammo guitar riffs, and soundburst synth patterns from the local Krautrockers
The English Softhearts and Warhammer 48K play the anti-Pitchfork. Plus: Hardcore trio Harm’s Way releases a new LP
Krautrock, Italo-disco, prog, noise, electro, and house come together in genuine body-moving music.