Though live shows are returning, there’s no safer way to support artists and labels than buying music online.
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 […]
Chicago has grown into a full-on hub for summer music festivals. We’re home to some of the biggest and most beloved fests on the planet, and every weekend from late spring to early fall you can find outdoor music happening on city streets big and small. But why should the warm months get all the […]
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.
Reality TV star and tattoo artist Phor showcases his rap skills at 1st Ward, tape label Love Lion pays tribute to the Chicago underground, and more.
Underrated young rapper Charlie Curtis-Beard drops his ambitious second album, LGBTQ prisoner-advocate group Black and Pink throws a benefit show at Elastic, and more.
This week’s featured gig poster was designed by local artist Andy Burkholder.
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.