February already! Here are some local events and other activities that might be of interest as you continue your journey through this Chicago winter. FRI 2/4 After this week’s snow storm, you’re probably looking for some extra coziness, so hop on over to Andersonville for Hygge Fest, which lasts through Sunday. “Hygge”–a Danish word–is a […]
Chicago antifolk unit Boo Baby have been hanging out on the edge of this wolf’s awareness for years, having opened for the likes of local indie darlings Whitney, K Records singer-songwriter Karl Blau, and Chicago-raised outsider artist David Liebe Hart. Boo Baby’s loose-knit indie folk provides a fitting backdrop for the earnest delivery and irreverent […]
This week’s featured gig poster was designed by DJ M. Sylvia using visual elements from Andrew Panahon and Tima Fei.
If you have the money to help Chicago’s record stores stay in business long enough to reopen, here are your options.
Alicia Greco’s weekly podcast has already posted 110 mixes, fostering a community that won’t stay marginalized much longer.
Sophie Brochu brings new grandeur to Fauvely’s intimate dream pop, Leisure Records drops a dose of Italian disco, and more.
Details about discounts, giveaways, in-store performances, and more at three dozen shops—with an interactive map and alphabetized listings
In the 90s Andre Vasquez rapped as Prime and joined underground collective the Molemen. Now he’s a socialist candidate for 40th Ward alderman, hoping to unseat entrenched incumbent Patrick O’Connor.
In some ways, Dorian’s is just one more boutiquey bar and restaurant. But its record store and music bookings connect it to Wicker Park’s 1990s arts community.
Mutant Beat Dance throw a little party for their monster debut album, former Ponys front man Jered Gummere drops his first full-length as Richard Vain, and more.
Record Store Day deals and happenings, listed by store and arranged on an interactive map
“The Photobooth” is the title track from the debut EP by Christopher “Chrissy” Shively and Hawley Shoffner.
This year’s Record Store Day releases leave a lot to be desired, but the full slate of in-store performances should make shop hopping worth it anyway.
All the stores, in-stores, discounts, and goodies for Record Store Day 2013
Current musical obsessions of CSO violinist Blair Milton, and violinist Barbara Queen