On Monday, August 1, jazz trombonist Jeb Bishop will move back to Chicago after a ten-year absence. Bishop and his wife headed to North Carolina in spring 2012 (Carrboro and […]
Disappears, White/Light, and Steve Shelley drop a collaboration recorded 11 years ago, two-thirds of Weatherman share their first music since moving to a medieval French village, and more.
The Facs formula has always been stark minimalism. On their first two albums, the Chicago trio—currently drummer Noah Leger, guitarist-singer Brian Case, and bassist Alianna Kalaba—built every track on tense […]
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The Reader polled dozens of critics to arrive at an absolutely indisputable ranked list of several hundred records that will definitely not start any arguments.
Chicago postpunks Facs inherited members from Disappears, but for the new Lifelike they’ve found the personnel and the sound to become a self-contained band.
Current musical obsessions of Stephanie Marlow from Indie Publicity, Jason Gagovski from Sweet Cobra, and Jamie Ludwig from the Reader
Facs plays a record-release show for Negative Houses on Friday at the Empty Bottle, and it doubles as the local debut of new bassist Alianna Kalaba.
Emily Jane Powers writes pop songs fit for a Pushcart anthology, Paul Cherry finally fills a full-length with his sweet yacht rock, and more.
Trouble in Mind signs Facs, Chicago shops celebrate Cassette Store Day, and the Eradicator drop a self-titled album.
New trio FACS carries the darkness of Disappears to a new place, DIY zine The Sick Muse publishes its sixth issue, and more.
Chicago rockers Rabble Rabble hang it up after nine years, Rainbo hosts a musician-heavy art exhibit dishonoring Trump, and more.
An excerpt from The Empty Bottle Chicago: 21+ Years of Music / Friendly / Dancing
Melina Ausikaitis’s self-released tape includes recordings of her songs by nine different acts.
Bambi Kino Duo introduce their beautiful ambient music to the world on Saturday, releasing their debut album and playing their first live show.