The term “minimalism” often conjures up white walls and bright lights—a defiant barrenness in a world steeped in chaos—but Chicago-based industrial duo Hide take their stark sounds to a far darker and more malevolent space. On the new Interior Terror, multi-instrumentalist Seth Sher (Coughs, Ga’an) and singer and visual artist Heather Gabel don’t attempt anything […]
No matter what these weirdos get up to, it’s worth your time.
Minimalism, old and new, plus scary posthardcore and psychedelic strip-club rap
Night Terror’s debut full-length, a new juke collection from DJ Earl, and a benefit show against handgun violence
The long-awaited recorded debut of proggy local thrashers Zath
Oozing Wound, a new band that includes half of the defunct Cacaw, plays this weekend at Crown Tap with Fielded and Mayor Daley.
An “American Band” serenades the hogs on 9/11. Plus: Tyson Torstensen of Ga’an and Magical Beautiful jumps on the podcast wagon, and Icy Demons main man Griffin Rodriguez returns to record Mike Reed’s Myth/Science Assembly
What I learned about air guitar this week, plus news, gossip, concert previews, and blog rockers
Recommended and notable shows, including Melvins, Reading Rainbow, Radian, Anna Calvi, Sloan, Chrissy Murderbot, and more
Deep disco and lots of local music
Like a cross between Magma and Goblin, in their own words.