Gossip Wolf has long admired local country-music craftsman Dan Whitaker, whose considerable discography includes folk-tinged solo work and recordings with his combo the Shinebenders that combine hillbilly jazz, country blues, honky-tonk stompers, and working-class ballads about booze, trucks, and lost love. By the end of this month, Whitaker will have relocated to Martindale, Texas (between […]
Not Normal Tapes gives itself a year to live, Rabble Rabble reunite to benefit Resilience, and more.
Beloved Chicago house DJ and producer Sean Haley passes away at age 49, Punk Rock and Donuts throws a Pilsen Reads! benefit, and more.
One-man soul factory Phillip-Michael Scales celebrates the new Sinner-Songwriter, Litebulb of the Era helps fund-raise for the arts nonprofit he’s cofounded, and more.
DJ Scary Lady Sarah’s Nocturna party turns 30 this weekend, the new What’s for Brek-Fest takes over the Wicker Park Emporium, and more.
A Room-themed pop-up at Emporium Arcade Bar and more goings-on November 27-30
On their new album as Chris Spencer, Chris Crack and Vic Spencer dial back their aggression to saunter along with the soulful piano melody of “Hooligan.”
Memphis hip-hop label Culture Power45 keeps up the Chicago love, Outrun the Sunlight celebrate a new album of instrumental prog metal, and more.
Dance party Bump & Grindcore gets nasty in memory of Amy Winehouse, local postpunks Daylight Robbery release a long-in-the-works LP, and more.
The Phantom Note Phinale hits Quenchers this weekend with Rad Payoff, Boss Fight, Dog & Wolf, Blizzard Babies, and lots more.
The band’s brand-new Delusion Moon hits shelves tomorrow.
The song has become a cult hit since Keef dropped it in early October.
What’s on the Reader‘s Agenda for Thursday, May 15