Even before local singer-songwriter Dan Schneider released his first album as the Singleman Affair in 2006, his psych-folk solo project had become a fruitful nexus for collaboration. Schneider has not only brought together amazing musicians—including folks from Mucca Pazza, the Cairo Gang, Califone, and Fruit Bats—to perform and record with him, but he’s also regularly […]
Montana Macks drops a collection of soulful instrumentals, Quiet Pterodactyl releases an all-star compilation to benefit Chicago music venues, and more.
Folk project DPCD celebrates a graceful, uncluttered new album, the John Walt Foundation holds its annual Dinner With John fund-raiser, and more.
Dumpster Tapes books the Demolición festival to make room for Latinx rock in the self-segregated north-side scene.
Chicago guitarist-vocalist Kathy Patino launched indie-pop group Girl K as a solo project about two years ago. By the fall of 2017, she’d built a full-fledged band, recruiting drummer Ajay Raghuraman, bassist Alex Pieczynski, and lead guitarist Kevin Sheppard, and they released their debut album, Sunflower Court, that October. In the band’s short lifetime, they’ve […]
Current musical obsessions of Chicago singer-songwriters Tatiana Hazel and Melo Makes Music and Reader intern Julia Hale
The Growing Concerns Poetry Collective celebrate their debut again (this time on vinyl), power-pop four-piece Gal Gun drop their first full-length, and more.