Legendary artist and writer (and onetime Chicago mayoral candidate) Cynthia Plaster Caster passed away in April after a lengthy illness, but Gossip Wolf isn’t done mourning. Future generations of local musicians and fans won’t get to bask in the splendor of her warm, glowing personality—thankfully her famous plaster casts of the private parts of musicians […]
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Horsegirl and the dream of a teen rock scene
In July 2019, Chicago indie-rock trio Horsegirl played the eighth annual Square Roots Festival. At the time, live shows were the only way to hear the group’s taut but disarming dream pop, with its windswept-lakefront sound—and they’d only performed a few of them. They hadn’t released any music, not even to stream, and unsurprisingly they’d […]
Party photo crew GlitterGuts take to Patreon to survive the nightlife drought
Party photo crew GlitterGuts take to Patreon to survive the nightlife drought, Hali Palombo creates otherworldly collages from antique audio cylinders, and more.
Fans and friends help beloved DJ Teri Bristol pay her medical bills
Fans and friends help beloved DJ Teri Bristol pay her hospital bills, Impulsive Hearts celebrate a new album benefiting Girls Rock! Chicago, and more.
Sunshine Boys pool decades of indie-rock experience on Blue Music
Sunshine Boys pool decades of indie-rock experience on Blue Music, Frontwoman Fest says farewell in its fourth year, and more.
The Reader’s takes on the 2017 Pitchfork Music Festival
Our preview package covers Solange and the breadth of black cultural expression, Jeff Rosenstock and Pitchfork’s relationship to DIY, Survive and music media’s infatuation with prestige TV, and much more.
The Green Music Fest catches Dave Mata’s Royal Hands
The Green Music Fest catches Dave Mata’s Royal Hands, Bric-a-Brac Records celebrates four years, and more.
Danielle Sines of Impulsive Hearts on a 16-year-old who cowrote a doo-wop hit
Current musical obsessions of Impulsive Hearts front woman Danielle Sines, CHIRP codirector of features Amelia Hruby, and Reader music editor Philip Montoro
Frontwoman Fest keeps fighting for a feminist future in Chicago’s music scene
The third annual Frontwoman Fest takes over the Burlington on Saturday with 16 acts that embody the diverse talents of the city’s female and female-identified musicians.
Even Pitchfork’s best efforts don’t bring it close to gender equity
Beach House, Savages, FKA Twigs, and Carly Rae Jepsen are all great—but don’t let them distract you from the lopsided maleness of Pitchfork’s bookings.
Pitchfork Music Festival 2016 preview
Reader writers round up the locals on Pitchfork’s bill, guide fans of hip-hop and R&B into the rest of the roster, discuss the gender balance of the fest’s bookings, and much more.
Impulsive Hearts hurry up summer with their debut full-length
Impulsive Hearts hurry up summer with their debut full-length, Juke Underground celebrates a huge new compilation, and more.
Frontwoman Fest returns to the Burlington to celebrate female musicians
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.
Huge heart, 8 Inch Betsy: Remembering Meghan Galbraith
Ten months after her death, the community she left behind honors her positivity by welcoming her queercore band’s final album into the world.
Girls Rock! Chicago raises funds with a poster show and sale honoring women in music
Plus: The Hideout replaces its talent buyer, and free-jazz and new-music calendar Now Is launches a podcast.