If you’re as allergic to crowds as I am, Chicago’s many neighborhood music festivals can be a mixed bag. But one event I unequivocally associate with a certain kind of […]
Alejandro Morales’s death doesn’t just leave a hole in Chicago’s DIY music scene—it’s a loss to community activists, to affordable housing advocates, and to countless friendships.
This week’s featured gig poster was designed by local artist Jay Ryan.
Current musical obsessions of Hanna Hazard from Lil Tits, Adam Luksetich from Foul Tip, and Luca Cimarusti from the Reader
This week’s featured gig poster was created by local artist Josh Davis of Dead Meat Design.
In August, Guided by Voices, who re-formed again last year after a sudden breakup in 2014, released their 24th long-player, How Do You Spell Heaven. Even more impressively, the album […]
This week’s featured gig poster was designed by local artist Josh Davis of Dead Meat Design.
What defined the classic era of Guided by Voices—the stretch from 1990 to ’96 when the lo-fi indie rock kings produced their undisputed best work—was the push and pull between […]
This week’s gig poster was designed by the printing team Half Hazard Press.
An excerpt from The Empty Bottle Chicago: 21+ Years of Music / Friendly / Dancing
The Smart Studios Story, opening the Chicago International Movies & Music Festival, revisits the Madison recording studio that nurtured the indie rock of the 90s.
Robert Pollard’s musical foil Tobin Sprout releases new solo material of his own.
Lo-fi legend Robert Pollard won’t quit—and he’s got yet another solo record coming in March.
The ultraprolific frontman has a new band with a new song.
The indie-rock legends from Dayton, Ohio, call it a day—again.