Chicago native and Austin resident Samantha Jordan, 33, has been rapping as FURY since 2015, with a sound that emphasizes live-band instrumentation and politically conscious lyrics. Her community activism focuses on housing justice, and until recently she worked in rental assistance for Oak Park Regional Housing. In January 2022, her proposal for renovations to Columbus […]
Since debuting in 2008, Ian’s Party has evolved from its humble suburban punk origins into an annual Wicker Park-based mini fest showcasing underground Chicago artists (though there are always a few acts from the greater midwest thrown in for good measure). Over the years it’s grown in ambition and in its commitment to inclusivity and […]
Chicago riff machines Bible of the Devil celebrate 20 years with album number seven, local rapper Boys vs. Girls hosts “The Pride Takeover” at Gallery Cabaret, and more.
Current musical obsessions of Bongripper guitarist Nick Dellacroce, Varaha front man Fabio Brienza, and Reader associate editor Jamie Ludwig
This year’s Winter Block Party celebrates women in Chicago hip-hop, the eighth Chicago Psych Fest fogs up the Hideout, and more.
Adele Nicholas of Axons and Impossible Colors is also a self-employed civil rights lawyer—and she’s releasing a compilation to benefit the Chicago Community Bond Fund.
A broad range of Chicago acts featuring female musicians—including Melkbelly, Fury, Lykanthea, and Beat Drun Juel—gather on Saturday for the second Frontwoman Fest.
What’s on the Reader‘s Agenda for Saturday, January 18
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