I was a wee lad with little journalism experience in 1998, when I interviewed German guitar god Michael Rother, who’d cofounded pioneering experimental rock outfits Neu! and Harmonia in the […]
American news media can be frustratingly myopic. But even when mainstream reporting fails to deliver the goods from outside our bubble, the simple act of listening to an album can […]
Norway’s Ulver debuted in 1993 as a howling black-metal outfit, but since then front man and composer Kristoffer Rygg has steered his ship into such different waters you can hardly […]
I was once at a Nest Egg gig where a friend said to me, “The thing I love about these guys is that they’re punks who just happen to play […]
Triad Radio, Chicago’s pioneering experiment in commercial free-form radio, left the airwaves in 1977. Now longtime program director Saul Smaizys is moving its archives online.
Before I first press play on an “aging punks still at it” record, I try to prepare myself for the worst. Whether the band in question have retained only one […]
A vacation sounds pretty good right about now, doesn’t it? Or it would in a world without COVID-19, large-scale lockdowns, and an overabundance of existential dread. Seoul-based Korean/Japanese duo Tengger […]
Update: This show has been canceled to help slow the spread of COVID-19. Tickets will be refunded at point of purchase. Damo Suzuki has always had a case of wanderlust. […]
Jaki Liebezeit died in his sleep on Sunday, but we still have his recordings—including “Mushroom,” a Can classic powered by his limber, nonchalantly precise drumming.
These modest Chicago imprints have gotten so good at what they do that they’re shaping music scenes far and wide.
Verma’s fourth full-length, Mul.Apin, comes out tomorrow on Trouble in Mind, and the Reader is premiering the video for “Elil.Sa.Ursag / Hero’s.Theme.”
The two-piece debuts a music video from their upcoming Ehse Records LP.
Walking Bicycles gear up for their first LP in five years, Johnny Love releases more nu-industrial as Deathface, and more.
Amping up while staying stationary with the near-15-minute freak-out on 1970’s Soundtracks.
The infectious opening track from the Swiss duo’s new album