The U. of C. Folk Festival celebrates 60 years on Valentine’s weekend, Polo G headlines a stacked Metro benefit before the NBA All-Star Game, and more.
This year Pitchfork booked enough acts from in and around Chicago to fill one side of a 90-minute cassette.
After years away from the game, Chicago rapper and producer Omen returns to Dreamville Records’ active list—and to the south-side park where he learned to play.
Headliners Robyn, Haim, and the Isley Brothers are joined on the bill by the likes of Pusha T, Stereolab, and Mavis Staples.
On his sophomore album, Noir, Smino highlights his rap skills without abandoning the soulful singing of Blkswn.
With this summer’s Eat My Pussy, Chicago rapper Queen Key proves herself a star in the making, ready to carve out a larger role for women in the city’s hip-hop scene.
Little rappers still believe in big radio thanks to DJs like Nehpets at Power 92.
Dreezy doesn’t always win her fight with the major-label bloat of her debut studio album, but Sharkula knows how to rock a too-long song.
Chicago rapper-singer Dreezy released this single in January, and it’s becoming a bona fide hit as the weather warms up.
Wiley is one of seven Chicagoans up for the coveted final spot on XXL‘s forthcoming eighth annual “Freshman class” issue.
The Chicago hip-hop scene didn’t slow down for the start of the new year, and Martin Sky’s dropped one of the best tracks this past week.
Six Reader music writers share their favorites from 2014 with year-end lists that do more than just put the same records in a different order.
Now’s a good time to catch up on the latest releases from S.B.E., M.B.E., Breezy Montana, Dlow, and King Kemo.