Chicago is a noise-rock city. It’s a gritty, working-class town built out of iron, glass, and dirt. It’s the home of Steve Albini, Touch and Go Records, and the Jesus […]
Local noise-rock bands Den and Salvation drop new albums this week, Epworth United Methodist hosts an experimental music festival, and more.
This week’s featured gig poster was designed by local artist Mute Neighbor.
The Avondale space hosts one final show, with a handful of bands that appear on its brand-new cassette compilation.
Locals Cracked Vessel perform, and are today’s 12 O’Clock Track.
Free punk for the kids and the working man!
An exclusive stream of the interstellar weirdo-noise LP
BLVD Records gets back into gear, overlooked ska and reggae treasure Charles “Organaire” Cameron drops his first vinyl in decades, and more.
Gossip Wolf: Soundtrack Serenade plays Spinal Tap, Chance the Rapper plays Bob Marley, and more.
The beautiful shoegaze ballad “Only When I Can’t” from newish local group Torture Love
Local noise rockers Den are too weird for the hardcore scene that nurtured them
Birth and Den
A local DIY fest one-ups SXSW with free pizza. Plus: Lost Chicago house sounds come back around, Indie Parlour celebrates the ladies, and more