As the first snowfalls of winter pummel our work-weary faces, it’s difficult to keep in mind that Chicago can be a safe haven, a destination for refugees, a warm and comforting environment for folks escaping the ravages of poverty and government oppression and war. Some felt it viscerally this week, as American border officials fired […]
If there’s one thing Pitchfork’s repeat offenders shouldn’t do, it’s stick with what got them there.
“Audrey” is the first single from Ganser’s forthcoming three-song cassette of the same name.
Plus: Jerome Derradji reissues Larry Dixon’s missing-link boogie funk, and Streets and Soul honors the Dyett 12.
The success of Jessica Hopper’s latest book, The First Collection of Criticism by a Living Female Rock Critic, has helped create opportunities that persuaded her to leave a dream job.
Plus: Bill Tucker and Lil Tits celebrate new releases on Maximum Pelt, and DIY venue Young Camelot gives away dozens of recordings from its shows.
Plus: Baudelaire in a Box returns with its goth-tastic eighth installment, and Ho Etsu Taiko takes over the Athenaeum.
Plus: Fast Decay play a free matinee at an art show in their neighborhood library, and the Whistler celebrates seven years in business.
Plus: Jack Black drops in on Mikal Cronin at the Bottle, Marc Arcuri makes “disco grunge” as Orphan Schlitz, and more.
Plus: Troubled Hubble reunite after a ten-year hiatus, and Varsity and Lord Snow release new music.
Awdazcate dropped this fun cut last night while wrapping up preparations for the summer edition of Waffle Fest.
Plus: The Firebird Band launches a Kickstarter to fund a new album, and the final album and final show from Royal Pines.
Ebullient bop troupe Sicko Mobb drop their second mixtape, Savage Sister debuts the side project Eyes Behind the Veil, and more.
‘Doom funk’ septet Gramps the Vamp hits vinyl, cancer-research benefit Danstock returns for year three, and more.