An oral history of DJ Jesse de la Peña’s foundational Blue Groove Lounge hip-hop night, on the occasion of its belated 25th birthday parties
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Writer, drummer, and emcee Brian Costello closes the book on two decades in Chicago
Writer, drummer, and emcee Brian Costello closes the book on two decades in Chicago, Nasim Williams throws a free 12-hour party at Madison Public House, and more.
New trio FACS carries the darkness of Disappears to an unknown place
New trio FACS carries the darkness of Disappears to a new place, DIY zine The Sick Muse publishes its sixth issue, and more.
DJ Jesse de la Peña brings back the Blue Groove Lounge for its 20th birthday
The Blue Groove Lounge returns to celebrate its 20th birthday, scene treasure and sound engineer Bob Popp dies at 49, and more.
Listen to Chicago’s hip-hop past with a stream of an out-of-print 1995 compilation, Talent Fest
We’ve got an exclusive stream of an out-of-print 1995 Chicago rap compilation called Talent Fest and an interview with the man who released it.
Time Crash brings Time Lord rock across the pond
Doctor Who turns 50 this week, and Chicago nerd-rock band Time Crash is ready to celebrate.
Street Home Chicago
The city’s most indie musicians get an advocate—and a gig.