Matt Jencik’s new guitar record blurs waking life and dreams, ESS hosts an Experimental Holiday Market at Twisted Hippo, and more.
Matt Jencik of Implodes makes his solo debut with an album of gorgeous drone, the Love Lion label releases a cassette of vintage gospel to benefit Black Lives Matter, and more.
To make the shadowy video for Implodes’ “Out of Reach,” Chicago filmmaker Lori Felker shot in the theater on expired stock.
Girlsville Records launches with a comp to benefit the Translife Center, Implodes prove they haven’t imploded, and more.
Best shows to see on Mon 10/28 through Wed 10/30.
As Kranky turns 20, its cofounder shares the label’s five most overlooked Chicago releases.
Veteran Chicago prog-rockers Cheer-Accident play Saturday and launch their new online subscription service on Sunday.
Between now and Wednesday, your live-music options include Minsk, the Cairo Gang, Implodes, Abraham Levitan, Staring Problem, and Blackalicious.
Population joins the HoZac nation, Arbogast does a metal cooking show, and Geronimo’s fifth birthday
The local trio’s forthcoming Not People sounds pretty creepy
Rectal Hygienics drop their debut, and other gossip
Musical obsessions of the Reader‘s Leor Galil, Mayor Daley bassist Emily Elhaj, and Catholic Tapes founder Brett Naucke
Plus: A transformed Singer returns for a second album, and Parallax Sounds, a doc on Chicago architecture and music, needs your support
INDIE | A party for Implodes’ overdue debut It took them three and a half years, but on April 20 local four-piece Implodes finally released their debut album, Black Earth (Kranky). The drone-psych group started in late 2007, when guitarists Matt Jencik and Ken Camden (coworkers at Reckless Records) started playing acoustic jam sessions together. […]
geraldine vo Implodes If you want loud music with a good pedigree for a low price, local quartet Implodes opens for Magical Beautiful at the Empty Bottle (1035 N. Western) tonight at 9; it costs $3 to get in. They’re “all kinds of big guitar damage: shoegaze fuzz blasts, sparkly drone, slicks of tuneful sludge, […]