In March 2020, when I wrote about underground industrial label Chicago Research and the tight-knit community that surrounded it, I heard that local duo Conjunto Primitivo planned to release their […]
It’s tempting to call Adult. electroclash; the synth duo of Nicola Kuperus and Adam Lee Miller debuted in 1998, coinciding with the style’s peak, and they’ve collaborated with notable groups […]
Chicago goth trio Pixel Grip invite you to dance on straight white capitalism’s grave.
I’ve spent a lot of Reader ink gushing about Uniform and the previous projects of their members. With the release of their new fourth full-length, Shame, the band’s sonic assault […]
With his supergroup Pigface, industrial-music veteran Martin Atkins brings together all sorts of scenes onstage.
Local postpunk label Chicago Research quickly became a locus for bizarre, depraved sounds after launching in February 2019, in part because the people involved are longtime friends as well as […]
In the tradition of heavy-music genre splicers such as Mr. Bungle, Secret Chiefs 3, and Estradasphere, French act Igorrr hybridizes industrial death metal, breakcore, chiptune, and other genres using a […]
Local label Chicago Research has built a powerful, tight-knit collective of dark underground rock and electronic artists.
This week’s featured gig poster was designed by local artist and musician Jordan Reyes for his upcoming show at Cafe Mustache.
New postpunk label Chicago Research charges out of the gate, the Latin Rootz DJ crew remixes Chicago Afrobeat Project, and more.
DJ Scary Lady Sarah’s Nocturna party turns 30 this weekend, the new What’s for Brek-Fest takes over the Wicker Park Emporium, and more.
Thirty years for My Life With the Thrill Kill Kult, ten years for White Mystery, six years for the All Smiles hip-hop showcase, and more
Jason McNinch’s band Lick put out just two albums in the mid-90s, but he lent his touch to dozens of other projects, including Pigface, Sister Machine Gun, Die Warzau, and KMFDM.
Industrial supergroup Pigface celebrates 25 years of revolving-door lineups, the Chosen Few DJs honor a bygone house-music club, and more.