When the morning show on Fox 32 invited Chicago rapper and Pivot Gang member Joseph Chilliams to perform on October 3, his appearance was hooked to an informal celebration of the 2004 comedy Mean Girls; lead actress Lindsey Lohan mentions October 3 in a throwaway scene, and the date has since become affectionally known as […]
Photographer Tim Nagle covered Kweku Collins both backstage and during his Pitchfork performance on Sunday afternoon. Kweku at Pitchfork 2018
Headliners of Pitchfork’s 2018 aftershows include Japanese Breakfast, Girlpool, and Kweku Collins.
It took three weeks, but Pitchfork has now announced the names of all the artists performing at its 13th festival, including headliners Fleet Foxes and Lauryn Hill.
Before the Chicago hip-hop label Closed Sessions released Jones’s Cocoons, he talked to the Reader at length about bugs, his high school speech team, and finding his voice.
Reader intern Rachel Yang returns to the Violet Hour to see who will join the 14 previously announced performers at this summer’s Pitchfork Music Festival.
Kami’s Just Like the Movies and Kweku’s Grey EP partake in a movement that’s stretching the vocal language of hip-hop.
Scientific Art + Karaoke, MAC & Cheese Cook-Off, and more happenings from March 24-26
The local rap hero is one of the few bright spots on an otherwise anemic Lollapalooza lineup that also includes Lorde, Migos, the XX, Run the Jewels, and, um, Liam Gallagher.
These modest Chicago imprints have gotten so good at what they do that they’re shaping music scenes far and wide.
FeelTrip launches a cold-blooded dance-music label, Ryan Ensley of Shiloh returns with the twangy new Sonny Falls, and more.
Every Monday at the Promontory, Sam Brown and Sasha Tycko nurture a democratic, welcoming creative community.
Stereogum’s recent survey of Chicago hip-hop gets a lot of things wrong, but it also serves as a reminder of how much there is to discover here.
Thoughtful young Evanston rapper and producer Kweku Collins celebrates a great freshman year at Closed Sessions with the release of his first album.
There’s a link between Hibernation, the new EP by Closed Sessions producer Boathouse, and Kanye West’s seventh album.