Riot Fest has its traditions, and it’s hard to hate Andrew W.K. or Gwar—but here are some bands we’d like to see.
Current musical obsessions of Western Publicity founder Heather West, music critic Jim Kopeny (aka Tankboy), and Reader associate editor Jamie Ludwig
Our latest round of staff picks for the Reader‘s Interactive Jukebox (jukebox.chicagoreader.com)
My favorite half-hundred records of 2011
When Brett Cross and Todd Novak—who founded the raunchy rock ‘n’ roll zine Horizontal Action in 1997—put on the first Blackout in 2001, garage rock occupied a tiny niche in the underground music scene. By the festival’s farewell installment in 2006—also the year Cross and Novak launched their zine’s online replacement, Victim of Time, and […]
Ian Svenonius of the Nation of Ulysses and the Make-Up will interview Shellac’s Steve Albini and the Dirtbombs’ Mick Collins on Tuesday, March 24, at the Logan Square Auditorium.