West-side rapper Musa Reems dazzles with a weekly single series, college radio stations WHPK and WNUR fill the weekend with festivals, and more.
Dumpster Tapes books the Demolición festival to make room for Latinx rock in the self-segregated north-side scene.
Schubert and his live band celebrate Fine Prints’ release of the second Ruins EP with a show on Wednesday night.
Quantum Englewood honors the neighborhood’s history with a cast of hundreds, Devin Shaffer outdoes her own dreamy folk on Yarrow’s latest, and more.
Electronic musician Angel Marcloid drops a new collage barrage as Fire-Toolz, Groove Cafe releases a compilation to benefit rebuilding efforts in Puerto Rico, and more.
Current musical obsessions of Bunny bassist Alexa Viscius, Disruptor editor Lucas Reif, and Reader writer Leor Galil
The Growing Concerns Poetry Collective celebrate their debut again (this time on vinyl), power-pop four-piece Gal Gun drop their first full-length, and more.
Dumpster Tapes showcases local Latinx talent at the second annual Demolición, Chicago groove machines the Lowdown Brass Band celebrate a new album, and more.
Trouble in Mind signs Facs, Chicago shops celebrate Cassette Store Day, and the Eradicator drop a self-titled album.
Garage-rock label Randy Records drops debut LPs by Skip Church and Today’s Hits, Dumpster Tapes celebrates its third Monster Compilation at Cole’s, and more.
The Burlington conjures up a witch-house night, local record labels take over the Empty Bottle for an afternoon, and more.
Young Chicago garage group Bunny dropped their first video last week, and they play East Room tonight.
Liqs have been making noise in Chicago’s DIY garage scene, but you can hear them play their great recent single, “Nothing for Me,” at a legit venue too.
Heavy Times play a last hometown show before guitarist Matt Courtade moves to LA, Jes Skolnik of Split Feet decamps to New York for a Bandcamp job, and more.
The inaugural event celebrates new music made by small local labels.