YouTube-famous Blue Line busker Ashley Stevenson drops her first studio album, dirt-rock ragers Hitter release their debut full-length, and more.
John Corbett celebrates his latest book with free barbecue and fantastic bands, self-described “Bruce jazz” trio Poplife play a farewell-for-now show, and more.
The Chicago Zine Fest celebrates publishing by the people, Bloodiest and Luggage play to benefit the Clinic Vest Project at Rainbo, and more.
Current musical obsessions of Hanna Hazard from Lil Tits, Adam Luksetich from Foul Tip, and Luca Cimarusti from the Reader
This week’s featured gig poster was designed by local artist Ryan Duggan for the Tinkerbelles record release show.
This week’s featured gig poster was designed by local artist Josh Davis of Dead Meat Design.
Meat Wave’s brand-new third album, The Incessant, includes the self-hating breakup song “Bad Man.”
Grungy local supergroup Lifestyles drop their debut album, Sooper Records launches with a self-titled 12-inch by Man Without a Head, and more.
This week’s gig poster was designed by local artist Ryan Duggan for Foul Tip’s record-release show.
Foul Tip’s first full-length, Forever Drifting, comes out at the end of the month.
On the new In Plain Speech, the local singer-songwriter opens her hermetic music to the outside world—and brings on a bigger, more colorful cast of collaborators than ever before.
Ruido Fest brings three days of Latin alternative music to Addams Park, Radar Eyes play two farewell shows, and Killwave and Vaya celebrate new releases.
Noisy indie rockers Geronimo! take their last leap, Boiler Room Chicago honors Frankie Knuckles, and more.
An exclusive stream of the interstellar weirdo-noise LP
Local label Maximum Pelt throws a release party for three of its bands, London dance imprint Lobster Theremin reissues Chicago Jim, and more.