With his generous spirit and boundless enthusiasm, Running drummer Alejandro Morales was the beating heart of a vibrant community.
Bandcamp Friday lets you be sure that basically all your money will reach the people who made what you’re buying.
From the first wordless vocal incantation on “The Pre-Dawn Light,” which opens Jordan Reyes’s new Sand Like Stardust, it’s clear you’re about to embark on an auditory vision quest; as the Chicago multi-instrumentalist and vocalist slowly adds layers of chants at different pitches, the sound evokes a sunrise ritual. In the album’s promotional materials, Reyes […]
Inspired by comic books and science fiction, the new Annihilus album Ghanima proves that negative emotions can draw people together, not just drive wedges between them.
Streaming your favorite artists’ music is the least helpful way to support them. But they can’t abandon those platforms, because we won’t.
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 like-minded musicians. Industrial surrealists Civic Center put out one of the label’s first releases (a cassette called A Place for the Weak), and all three […]
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 created by Minnesota-based illustrator Shawn Reed.
Forest Management drops an ambient record made from Debussy vinyl, the Chosen Few celebrate the legacy of Sauer’s with a Thanksgiving house and disco party, and more.
This week’s featured gig poster was designed by local artist and musician Jordan Reyes for his upcoming show at Cafe Mustache.
Death-metal crew Warforged drop a kaleidoscopic hurricane of a debut album, Jordan Reyes of Ono and American Damage launches another new label, and more.
Art-rockers Ono commit to cassette the joyfully defiant noise of their live show, brand-new label Fine Prints launches with a triple release party at the Empty Bottle, and more.
Jordan Reyes of Moniker Records moves back to Chicago with a new tape label, singer-songwriter Micha and hip-hop producer Nasim Willams drop singles, and more.
Ukrainian Village’s beloved Permanent Records will close in September, and its full-time employees—including Moniker Records founder Robert Manis—will move to LA to work at its west-coast shops.
I Kong Kult end a three-year hiatus to release their ass-shaking debut, Mako Sica hold a benefit to push back against cycling deaths, and more.