Joshua Abrams and Lisa Alvarado of Natural Information Society help give the Chicago collective’s transcendent minimalism a family feeling.
Circuit des Yeux, Joshua Abrams & Natural Information Society, Irreversible Entanglements, and This Is Not This Heat don’t sell tickets like Fleet Foxes, but they help keep the Pitchfork Music Festival interesting.
Chicago label International Anthem puts in the sweat to bring progressive jazz the audience it deserves.
Today’s 12 O’Clock Track is “Ice Fishing,” from the latest Emmett Kelly missive.
The Ukrainian Village bar hosts a welcome-home show for one of Chicago’s best rock bands.
A tender gem from the singer-songwriter’s forthcoming album Strong Feelings
The “arts” at this year’s Milwaukee Avenue Arts Festival include music from Cave, the Cairo Gang, and William Cepeda.
Onstage they crank up the energy and intensity of the gentle, soulful folk-rock from their album while preserving its gorgeous group harmony singing.
Twyxt Word, an obscure chapter in the story of Emmett Kelly’s group, is uncovered for wider consumption.
The countdown of my favorite albums of 2012, part two
Bonnie “Prince” Billy collaborator: “I just kind of had to find something that I could hold onto.”
Wild Dog, the new album by Norwegian singer Susanna Wallumrød, may be her best yet
Braid stays reunited for a tour and an album, love blooms in Bonnie “Prince” Billy’s band, and more