It’s a common misconception that true, filthy rock ’n’ roll died in the early 80s after being eclipsed by new wave, whose shiny commercial sound piled on the gated reverb, drum machines, keytars, and New Romantic vocals. In fact, noisy rock and garage punk flourished underground during that era, thanks to the likes of the […]
The pandemic kept us from celebrating the likes of Lil Durk and King Von the way they should’ve been—on a sweaty dance floor.
This week’s featured gig poster was designed by Chicago-based artist Scott Williams.
Local power trio the Moses Gun drop their best record yet, Hanif Abdurraqib reads from his great new book on A Tribe Called Quest, and more.
In some ways, Dorian’s is just one more boutiquey bar and restaurant. But its record store and music bookings connect it to Wicker Park’s 1990s arts community.
Chicago band Diagonal do mid-90s shoegaze so well they might have a time machine, Save Money rapper Sterling Hayes talks mental health on a new mixtape, and more.
This week’s featured gig poster was created by local artist and designer Scott Williams.
This week’s featured gig poster was designed by local artist Keith Herzik.
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Chicago rapper Chris Crack breaks a yearlong silence with a single 36-minute track, DJ Paypal invites ghetto-house innovator Jana Rush to East Room, and more.
The Green Music Fest catches Dave Mata’s Royal Hands, Bric-a-Brac Records celebrates four years, and more.
A Memorial Day parade, Baderbrawl, and more happenings from May 26-28
Gentleman Caller record a song cycle about Maryse Meijer’s short stories, Gossip Wolf premieres a future power-pop classic from the Rubs, and more.
Reunited late-70s Irish punks Protex hit Chicago for two shows, Redgrave host an ACLU benefit to fight Trump’s Muslim ban, and more.
Self-Care as Warfare, First Bites Bash, and more happenings from January 23-26