TALsounds and Matchess braid their music together on the debut of Damiana, Chi-ROCK Nation celebrate hip-hop heritage with a monthlong exhibit, and more.
The term “minimalism” often conjures up white walls and bright lights—a defiant barrenness in a world steeped in chaos—but Chicago-based industrial duo Hide take their stark sounds to a far darker and more malevolent space. On the new Interior Terror, multi-instrumentalist Seth Sher (Coughs, Ga’an) and singer and visual artist Heather Gabel don’t attempt anything […]
Seth Sher has been a fixture of the weirdo Chicago underground for close to two decades, holding down the drums for bands such as Coughs, Ga’an, and Zath, as well as his solo project Psychic Steel. Describing Sher’s drumming as mesmerizing sells his skill set short; his technique combines topsy-turvy prog-rock dexterity with thrash-metal intensity […]
Gothic stompers Hide celebrate their long-awaited debut full-length, the Co-Prosperity Sphere hosts a downright dancy weekend, and more.
It’s housing insecurity that haunts this Humboldt Park home.
Tranny: Confessions of Punk Rock’s Most Infamous Anarchist Sellout is the Against Me! singer’s engrossing chronicle of her turbulent life: as a musician, as an anarchist, and as a transgender human being.
Jim Magas’s label Midwich gives him another outlet for his strange and excellent taste, and this week he releases records by gothic electronic duo Hide and synth wizard Alex Barnett.
Midwich throws a double-barreled release party for Hide and Alex Barnett, GlitterGuts celebrate Wesley Willis at Beauty Bar, and more.
The Palace Film Festival hosts two days of experimental music and movies, Louder Than a Bomb celebrates a new mixtape at Metro, and more.
Friends and colleages remember musician Stephanie Morris at the Hideout, White/Light scores a new sci-fi short film, and more.
The Chicago street artist turns an old hardware store into a pop-up gallery for one night only.
Superconnector Anna Cerniglia is the queen of Pitchfork’s art village.
Your guide to visual arts in the city this weekend
Current musical obsessions of artists Heather Gabel and Amanda Joy Calobrisi