About a dozen or so people traveled to the still-contested Dakota Access Pipeline to show their solidarity with Native American protesters.
Also, PayPal founder Peter Thiel tells Chicago audience that very talented people go to New York City or Silicon Valley.
Concert photographer Bobby Talamine thanks donors for their help replacing stolen gear, Chicago label Scrapes teams up with proto-industrial duo Hogg, and more.
Willis Earl Beal remains as contemptuous as ever of genre boundaries on A Chaos Paradigm, and his experiments continue to succeed.
Rapper and prison abolitionist Ric Wilson needs help replacing a stolen computer, rock duos Pussy Foot and Drool pair up on a split cassette, and more.
Angela Zone, aka Ang13, was robbed days before Christmas, and the local scene is helping her cover the down payment for a new car.
Dark Matter and Jump Up Records throw a party for Pressure Drip Jamaican-inspired coffee, Absolutely Not and Rat Hammer celebrate a new split LP, and more.
The Roscoe Village world music staple is in the process of changing hands.
Icy Demons bassist Griffin Rodriguez needs help bouncing back from a bike crash, and more.