Experimental-music newsletter Tone Glow hosts an international streaming showcase, RJ Lake soundtracks a video game about an alien airport run by dogs, and more.
The Underflow take their name from the Greek record store where guitarist David Grubbs, cornetist Rob Mazurek, and saxophonist Mats Gustafsson played their first trio gig in May 2019. But the connections joining the three musicians were forged in the 1990s, when Grubbs and Mazurek were associated with Chicago’s postrock scene and the Sweden-born Gustafsson […]
Former Gastr del Sol guitarist David Grubbs reads from Now That the Audience Is Assembled (and plays short sets) on Friday and Saturday.
The former Chicagoan reads from his book about records—and releases a bunch of new ones himself.
David Grubbs on why the experimental music of the 1960s was so rarely recorded at the time—and what changes when we listen to it today.
Reviews of 16 fresh releases from all over the map: Wire, Aosoth, Julia Kent, DJ Koze, Pedrito Martinez, Sax G, and lots more
The documentary Parallax Sounds is about the Chicago underground music scene of the 90s, but you’ll hardly hear any of the music.
This weekend’s Sound Art Theories Symposium brings with it some enticing installations and performances.
A new sound art-conference comes to the School of the Art Institute of Chicago this November; former Chicagoans David Grubbs and Seth Kim-Cohen will be among the presenters.
Plus: A transformed Singer returns for a second album, and Parallax Sounds, a doc on Chicago architecture and music, needs your support
A new look, new features, and much more
Recommended and notable shows, including Ghe20 Goth1k, David Grubbs, Hunx & His Punx, Femi Kuti & the Positive Force, Dead Milkmen, and more
Ken Vandermark performs Saturday 4/2 at a free screening of the Amazon river documentary “Roads of Water,” which he scored. Also showing clips from “Roads” director Augusto Contento’s in-progress post-rock-doc “Parallax Sounds.”