Dave Shelton didn’t just found the legendary Medusa’s—he also helped everyone in his orbit shine like a star.
Lili Trifilio and her indie-punk band have climbed from Chicago’s DIY scene to stages most musicians never reach, and their first studio album, Honeymoon, comes out just this week.
Elgin punk band Mt. Pocono aren’t reinventing the wheel—they just want to make sure that when theirs rolls, it does it with a brilliant burst of new energy. The four-piece seem to subsist on a steady diet of emo, power pop, and shoegaze—at least that’s the impression I get from the burly tunes on their […]
It’s a first step toward chef Andy Sisomboune’s dream of a brick-and-mortar spot.
Folk singer Megon McDonough made her 1972 debut LP while still in high school and in 1990 joined Christine Lavin’s Four Bitchin’ Babes.
In 2013 an original copy of Iron Lung’s lone release, the 1975 LP High Bail, sold for more than $1,000.
Underground rock festival Ian’s Party is run mostly by volunteers, which helps it feel like a community instead of a branding exercise.
Also, Prince Harry and Michelle Obama surprise south-side students.
Poor Richard front man David Trentlage sang on the famous Oscar Mayer jingle as an 11-year-old, but the band’s own music took after Yes, Wishbone Ash, and the Moody Blues.
Also, a New Zealand-based coffee chain wants to open more than 30 locations in Chicago over the next few years.
Elgin couple Alex and Korie Veidel are part of the growing movement of people seeking simplicity in close quarters.
Elgin’s Side Street Studio Arts teams up with Core Project Chicago for a three-day jamboree at Collaboraction.
American Nocturne was inspired by a photo of a notorious 1930 lynching.
American Airlines tests speedier security, and a Chicago ex-cop admits a fraudulent tax scheme.
The Elgin mainstays keep getting better and better.