Chicago indie rockers Ratboys recently released their best album yet, and though they can’t tour, they’re finding ways to stay connected to their fans.
Drone artist Nicholas Szczepanik returns with a new surname and a new project, underground emo supergroup What Gives finally release an album, and more.
Social worker Sheridan Allen and her organization Punk Talks hold a fund-raising concert in Chicago this month to help connect DIY musicians with mental-health care.
This week’s featured gig poster was designed by Barcelona-based artist Xavi Forne.
Before Michigan emo outfit Empire! Empire! (I Was a Lonely Estate) play Chicago tomorrow night read this lengthy Q&A with front man Keith Latinen—he talks about poetry, Michigan, and, yes, “emo revival.”
This week’s gig poster was designed by local printer Chris Paxton.
Gossip Wolf: BLVD books its first CNCRT, Dowsing shakes up its roster, rapper Milo moves to town, and more.
Day three of Riot Fest features AFI, Suicidal Tendencies, Pixies, and some band called the Replacements.
Midwestern underground emo is coming back—and it’s turning up overseas and on the charts.
The Pixies and Joan Jett recently jumped on the bill for the three-day punk blowout, but one Reader writer is more excited to see a newish local underground emo band at the bottom of the lineup.
A posthumous CD release for the great Eddie Johnson Tenor saxophonist Eddie Johnson, who died last year on April 7 at age 89, was one of Chicago’s greatest jazz musicians, a pure embodiment of the classic swing he’d grown up playing. He only made two albums under his own name, and the better of the […]