Reunion Chicago, Slo ’Mo, and Open Television throw a three-night virtual Pride party, Brent Gutzeit of TV Pow assembles a massive compilation to benefit the fight for racial justice, and more.
Jenny Pulse drops the Spa Moans name (and her lo-fi sound) for the danceable new Marmalade, rapper Calid B brings his second AfroBang mixtape to the stage, and more.
Chicago violist, singer, and organist Whitney Johnson completes her Matchess Trilogy with the occult healing songs of the new Sacracorpa.
Chicago rapper the Boy Illinois headlines his first show since dropping the triumphant Windy EP, three current and former Chicagoans set a piece of Finnegans Wake to music, and more.
On Gel Set’s Body Copy, Laura Callier tackles loneliness and alienation with her usual wit and sophistication—and lots of goofy puns.
Simulation celebrate a new tape at ESS’s Summersonic festival, Bric-a-Brac Records takes over East Room for Scummer Slam 2016, and more.
Laura Callier of Gel Set joins the wagon train to LA, Manhole hosts the midwest’s biggest queer hip-hop showcase, and more.
Current musical obsessions of Hideout talent buyer Sullivan Davis, Laura Callier of Gel Set, and Reader softball captain Kevin Warwick
The Palace Film Festival hosts two days of experimental music and movies, Louder Than a Bomb celebrates a new mixtape at Metro, and more.
Plus: The Golden Horse Ranch Band hosts Haunted Honky Tonk Karaoke, and Gel Set scores “The Fall of the House of Usher.”
With her wild, self-possessed, uncategorizable music, Mary Ocher has made fans of King Khan and Karen O.
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.
Listen to the house-tinged debut song from Chicago duo God Vol. 1.
Moritat’s free Monday release party for the High Plus Tight EP doubles as a DryHop tap takeover featuring a lovely wheat IPA of the same name.
Hollywood Holt produces Beyonce and Andre 3000, Fielded shares a track, and more