Dennis J. Leise’s Indiana farm doesn’t just produce food—it’s also the wellspring for his smart, witty country and rockabilly tunes.
Blues patriarch Big Daddy Kinsey had three sons who played together as the Kinsey Report.
Before there was Joe Exotic, there was Roy Boy Cooper.
John Littlejohn’s raw slide-guitar style grew from the same soil that produced Elmore James, but he never became a star outside the Windy City.
Indiana-based beat wizard Jlin returns to the stage for Pitchfork Midwinter after courting burnout to finish her second album and score an avant-garde dance performance.
Seventeen spots where you could escape the Great Garbage Fire of 2017.
Chicago hip-hop mourns musician and designer Quincy ‘Q’ Easton Kelly, and Joyride Records throws its first plugged-in show.
Long-haul truckers from across the country know to pull off on Exit 9 in Gary for a taste of home.
Service Sanitation porta-potties have become a ubiquitous sight at Chicago music festivals. And even if you don’t think you want to, you’re about to learn about the business that put them there.
The city’s investment in the casino mogul didn’t go according to plan.
A pair of cultural development projects look to reactivate the rust belt city.
Urban explorers capture stunning images amid rust belt ruin. But are they also urban exploiters?
In 1967, Larry Blasingaine played on the first studio recording by the Jackson Five. The tape was lost for 42 years. The song still hasn’t been released. But now he can finally listen to it.
How Freddie Gibbs went from pimp to Pitchfork
This was supposed to be the story of the Jackson Five’s first single, cut in Chicago in 1967. But while he was writing it, Jake Austen picked up a trail leading to a tape nobody knew existed: the earliest known studio recording of Michael Jackson and his brothers.