Burr Oak debuts with a long-gestating album of dreamy folk-pop, Experimental Sound Studio hosts an all-star fundraiser in its backyard, and more.
“I’ve always written more than people can keep up with. I write a lot of plays and I write a lot of lyrics. I just write all the time.”
This week’s featured gig poster was designed by the folks at Experimental Sound Studio.
Staff from 22 Chicago music venues talk about how far they still are from normal—and what it’ll take to keep them around till we all get there.
“Right before the shelter-in-place got announced, we started thinking: OK, how can we help?”
Chicago jazz guitarist Tim Stine drops an engagingly off-kilter new trio album, a 26-track compilation benefits the staff of the shuttered Crown Liquors, and more.
Livestreaming allows Chicagoans to continue playing concerts for one another.
Matt Jencik’s new guitar record blurs waking life and dreams, ESS hosts an Experimental Holiday Market at Twisted Hippo, and more.
Chicago expats Frank Rosaly and Rob Clearfield discuss the differences between pursuing jazz here and overseas.
Current musical obsessions of ESS engineer Alex Inglizian, Rob Frye of Bitchin Bajas and Flux Bikes, and the Reader’s Philip Montoro
Current musical obsessions of producer and musician Thoom, producer and programmer Scim, and Reader music editor Philip Montoro
Rabid Rabbit alum Andrea Jablonski dusts off her bass for a duo at ESS, dance label Clear drops a 12-inch from new Chicagoan Steve Summers, and more.
Simulation celebrate a new tape at ESS’s Summersonic festival, Bric-a-Brac Records takes over East Room for Scummer Slam 2016, and more.
Dan Whitaker & the Shinebenders work hard for hard-working country fans, Myth Fest debuts with an ambitious bill of international electronic music, and more.