Current musical obsessions of Ne-Hi guitarist Jason Balla, Hideout talent buyer Sullivan Davis, and Reader music listings wrangler Luca Cimarusti
Current musical obsessions of stand-up comics Nicholas Rouley and Stephanie Hasz and Reader music staffer Luca Cimarusti
This week’s featured gig poster was designed by local silk-screen artist Ryan Duggan.
The June 8 release party for The Empty Bottle Chicago: 21+ Years of Music / Friendly / Dancing comes with a Ponys reunion—and tickets go on sale today.
Current musical obsessions of Hideout talent buyer Sullivan Davis, Laura Callier of Gel Set, and Reader softball captain Kevin Warwick
One-Minute Play Festival, Wine and Wildlife at the Lincoln Park Zoo, and more happenings from May 2-5
Blizzard Babies heat up a bitter February with their debut LP, downstate label Manic Static launches a seven-inch series, and more.
Kid Sister dishes about her imminent mixtape, Decade Studio takes over the Soma space, and more.
The Funs and Earring split a new cassette, Chicago Singles Club commits its first year to vinyl, and more.
Magical Beautiful release their first music in years and gear up for an awesome show this weekend.
Juke Underground’s globe-spanning comp, Clearance’s slanted and enchanted EP, and more
Six Reader writers, 12 months, 30 picks—and not one list that just rearranges the same records you’ll see everywhere else
One of the jumpier, poppier tracks off the shoegazey Nunn Ones