Irresistibly absurd music zine Roctober returns after a six-year hiatus, rootsy rock collective Contorno drop their first album, and more.
Bill MacKay and Katinka Kleijn finally document their dynamic duo with an album, friends band together to help Jazz Showcase founder Joe Segal with medical bills, and more.
Two Chicago-bred master drummers anchor a world-class trio album, FeelTrip’s new Irving Park record store throws a grand-opening party, and more.
Roots-reggae five-piece Akasha address immigration and discrimination on Mother of Exiles, label and multimedia collective FeelTrip ask for help opening their record store, and more.
Northwest Indiana’s Boneflower Mead hasn’t yet sold a single bottle of mead—but the company already has a dedicated following.
Busy drummer Ben Billington releases music from two of his bazillion bands, black digital media platform the TRiiBE crowdfunds new projects, and more.
The Arts of Life Band raise funds for their first album, postpunks Ganser continue a busy 2016 with a new EP, and more.
Los Crudos celebrate their 25th year with nine days of music and art, Vamos and Lil Tits play a first-anniversary party for the new Crown Liquors, and more.
The Field is raising money to build a new diorama for four striped hyenas shot and mounted by legendary taxidermist Carl Akeley.
Amisha Patel and other progressives want to put together a website that enables voters to keep track of what their aldermen do versus what they say.
This nonprofit burns rubber for literacy.
The comedian takes to the water to raise money for Heifer International and film a new web series.
The Chicago Arts and Music Center passes the hat to find a home, and Magas helps score Asia Argento’s new movie.
Pure Joy plans a venue that’s welcoming to everyone, Spektral Quartet releases its contemporary-classical ringtones, and more
John Yingling tried to document every show in Chicago. The he did the same in Montana. Now he’s going to China.