Steel Pole Bath Tub made lurid, thrilling, messy noise rock that didn’t sound quite like anybody else.
Early-80s weirdos the Bonemen of Barumba attacked pigs’ heads with axes onstage and shared a label with Big Black and the Dead Milkmen.
The Vic screens the Wax Trax! Records documentary before it’s even finished, Chicago expat Alex Wiley returns to headline a hip-hop party at the Promontory, and more.
Despite their influence on midwestern punk, Six Feet Under have fallen off the map—but Moniker Records is working on an archival release.
Fronted by artist Gregory Jacobsen, Lovely Little Girls combine alien prog from the likes of Magma and Art Bears with abject histrionics and body horror.
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FESTIVAL Chicago International Movies & Music Festival Returning for a third year, the Chicago International Movies & Music Festival runs Thursday through Sunday, April 14 through 17, with music-related screenings, live performances, and panel discussions. Seventy films from over 20 countries will be screened at 13 different venues, including Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington; […]
Yony Leyser’s documentary “William S. Burroughs: A Man Within” and Thomas Woschitz’s “Universalove” open the Chicago International Movies and Music Festival on Thursday, March 4.
Jonathan Leyser works to finish the first documentary covering William Burroughs’s entire life.