“You bring people together and something will always happen. . . . The how is pretty easy, but the why is more important to me.”
Chicago’s beat scene has to do without the attention the city’s rappers get, but it’s a vital incubator for adventurous, ambitious instrumental hip-hop.
Current musical obsessions of DJ King Hippo (aka Alejandro Ayala), Resavoir bandleader Will Miller, and Reader writer Leor Galil
Transcontinental indie rockers Man’s Body celebrate their debut album in Chicago, hardcore collective CB Radio Gorgeous throw a skateboard-centric benefit for detained immigrants, and more.