Skanking Lizard’s new vinyl retrospective, Original Chicago Reggae: 1978-1996, quadruples the number of formally released tracks in their discography.
Rodney Bakerr led early Wax Trax! group Strange Circuits, ran underground label Rockin’ House, and wrote ubiquitous house-music rhythm patterns for Roland.
How a doughnut-shop parking lot became a confluence of Chicago youth subcultures—and what killed it off
The new musical Verböten uses the story of Jason Narducy’s forgotten early-80s band to talk about the power of subculture.
Recorded in Chicago in 1982, Eardance’s sole album had tons of gorgeous conservatory-trained playing but got almost no distribution.
This short-lived 80s band put together a new lineup in 2011 and released their first album last year.
The Trouble Boys never made a record, but guitarist and singer Don Hedeker went on to play in Algebra Suicide and the Polkaholics.
The Cool Party, Zombie Prom, Rhys Chatham, and more happenings from May 20-22
Plus: New shows and new music from local punks Mama and singer-producer Justin Demus
The alternative-rock titans come to Chicago in the first episode of their HBO series, named after their forthcoming record.
The band will play an intimate show as part of their Sonic Highways HBO series.
What’s on the Agenda for Saturday, December 8, 2012
What’s on the Agenda for Monday, July 2, 2012