In summer 1979, Suzanne Shelton hatched a dream to open a punk dance club. She had two priorities: it had to play lots of new wave, and it needed clean bathrooms. Shelton had been DJing at a failing Lincoln Park disco called Hoots, but she spent all her free nights at O’Banion’s, a run-down gay […]
The Year of Chicago Music has had less music in it than anybody anticipated, but we still have plenty to celebrate.
Industrial Accident: The Story of Wax Trax! Records chronicles the love relationship that sustained Chicago’s legendary record store and label.
Footwork crew the Era teaches dance workshops in Pilsen, a Wax Trax! Records documentary hits its Kickstarter goal, and more.
Obits for a Wax Trax co-founder and SpaghettiOs creator.