Irish dream-pop genius Joe Cassidy lived in Chicago for more than a decade and became a beloved part of our music scene.
For decades, Danny’s nurtured a devoted and welcoming community of music lovers—but it couldn’t survive the pandemic.
Dimensional Stardust is a splendid sonic antidote for the spirit-damping insults of a year that can’t end soon enough—growth and transcendence are programmed into the album’s DNA. The Exploding Star Orchestra’s leader, multi-instrumentalist Rob Mazurek, started out playing idiomatically correct hard bop in Chicago’s jazz bars in the 1980s. These days he lives in Marfa, […]
Influential drummer and artist John Herndon shares the engrossing story of his upbringing—but mostly in hopes that you’ll give his new solo music a chance.
On the eve of their latest return home, the Jesus Lizard talk about why they chose Chicago—and how they became its most beautiful noise-rock monsters.
Musicians are especially vulnerable to a repeal of Obamacare, and these Chicagoans went on the record to say how.
Simulation celebrate a new tape at ESS’s Summersonic festival, Bric-a-Brac Records takes over East Room for Scummer Slam 2016, and more.
Best of Chicago 2012: An exhaustive exploration of our city and all its eccentricities
John Herndon’s tattoos
The nonthreat of Tumblr, El-P and Million Dollar Mano talking rap music, our guide to CIMMfest, and more
Rob Mazurek’s new Pulsar Quartet, featuring superb New York pianist Angelica Sanchez, kicks off a four-night Whistler residency.
From the department of coming through on blog promises
Jazz Fest, cool tattoos, picks from guys who make cool t-shirts, and more
Drummer John Herndon tattoos you. Plus: J2K of Flosstradamus eyes the door, and Chrissy Murderbot collects remixes of “Pop Yo Back.”
Tortoise drummer expands into giving insanely brilliant tattoos