Chicago-born singer-songwriter KeiyaA beat the odds by turning her debut album, Forever, Ya Girl, into a multidimensional artwork.
Production duo Bless the Mad discuss the classic hip-hop, soul, gospel, and jazz records that inspired the reverent sonic collage on their debut album.
If you have the money to help Chicago’s record stores stay in business long enough to reopen, here are your options.
Arts and culture happenings from Fri 2/28 to Sun 3/1.
Danielle Beverly’s Dusty Groove: The Sound of Transition tells intimate stories about our deep connection to music.
Dusty Groove sells off thousands of LPs for a dollar each, anonymous local dark-ambient producer Faithful drops a free EP, and more.
Local producers Tensei create an electronic canvas of astral soul, Chicago house producer Derrick “Sleezy D” Harris passes away, and more.
Record Store Day doesn’t usually include thrift and vintage shops, but they’re among the best places to find vinyl that nobody’s even thought of reissuing yet.
Details about discounts, giveaways, in-store performances, and more at three dozen shops—with an interactive map and alphabetized listings
Check out our interactive map and listings detailing the area’s festivities, including discounts, giveaways, in-store performances, and more.
Record Store Day deals and happenings, listed by store and arranged on an interactive map
This year’s Record Store Day releases leave a lot to be desired, but the full slate of in-store performances should make shop hopping worth it anyway.
Shuga is set to open its doors next month, and CEO Adam Rosen gave the Reader a tour of the new digs.
Anatomy of Habit signs to Relapse, the Chicago Film Archives hosts a mixed-media mixer, and more.
A personal farewell to Chicago soul historian and WHPK deejay Bob Abrahamian, who died at age 35 last week