Robert Ford and Trent Adkins shaped the bold, subversive, gossipy, funny, deeply engaged voice of Thing, which was felled by the AIDS pandemic in 1993.
This week’s featured gig poster was created by singer, DJ, and producer Green Velvet, aka Cajmere.
Since 1999, British producer Bonobo (aka Simon Green) has been perfecting a serene downtempo electronic sound with porous borders. His most recent album, 2017’s Migration (Ninja Tune), features contributions from precious R&B band Rhye, Nicole Miglis of moody art-rockers Hundred Waters, and New York-based group Innov Gnawa, Moroccan natives whose hypnotic music is rooted in […]
You’ve got till February 2019 to say good-bye to the EDM-focused club.
The Homocore Chicago series puts its legacy on exhibit for its 25th birthday, Smart Bar hosts 23 hours of continuous DJ sets, and more.
Our preview package covers Solange and the breadth of black cultural expression, Jeff Rosenstock and Pitchfork’s relationship to DIY, Survive and music media’s infatuation with prestige TV, and much more.
The locals playing Pitchfork—including Jamila Woods, Derrick Carter, and Mike Kinsella—talk about the city’s best summer music.
The Poison Arrows drop their first album since before their hiatus, Drag City and Neil Hamburger celebrate a rediscovered glam-rock weirdo, and more.
PJ Harvey, the Avalanches, George Clinton, and Priests (among dozens of others) join previously announced Pitchfork headliners LCD Soundsystem, A Tribe Called Quest, and Solange.
Cook County amends its amusement-tax code to clarify that its officials aren’t in the business of defining “fine art”—but several small venues are still stuck in administrative hearings arguing about exactly that.
The Palace Film Festival hosts two days of experimental music and movies, Louder Than a Bomb celebrates a new mixtape at Metro, and more.
How a family Fourth of July party grew into an annual event that attracts more than 40,000 fans
New documentaries focus on Devo, Morphine, the Mekons, the Residents, and more
Noisy indie rockers Geronimo! take their last leap, Boiler Room Chicago honors Frankie Knuckles, and more.
What’s on the Reader‘s Agenda for Thursday, January 30