Bill Coday’s early releases, especially on Denise LaSalle’s Crajon label, have been widely reissued—and his later soul-blues recordings are beloved too.
Bill Chase’s virtuosic nine-piece band, powered by four trumpets, belongs on the same pedestal as Chicago and Blood, Sweat & Tears.
The new musical Verböten uses the story of Jason Narducy’s forgotten early-80s band to talk about the power of subculture.
Nu-metal is enjoying a rosy reappraisal in the media, but Incubus cut their ties to the much-maligned subgenre even before its early-2000s fall from grace.
The crowds at Adrianna’s wouldn’t rock for just anybody, but as a Calumet City teenager Tink won them over with a mix of drill rap and R&B.
Polished garage band the Rovin’ Kind had a second life on Epic Records as the Illinois Speed Press.