When Racetraitor formed in Chicago in the mid-90s, their uncompromisingly antiracist politics weren’t always warmly received in the hardcore scene, but after their breakup in 1999 their influence continued to spread (especially once drummer Andy Hurley joined occasional Racetraitor bassist Pete Wentz in Fall Out Boy in 2003). More than a decade later, the burgeoning […]
Anticolonialist hardcore band La Armada discuss their journey from the Dominican Republic to Chicago and the inspiration behind their new EP series, Songs of the Exiled.
Here’s where to see who voted for what and how the points got divvied up.
The Reader polled dozens of critics to arrive at an absolutely indisputable ranked list of several hundred records that will definitely not start any arguments.
Current musical obsessions of Racetraitor guitarist Dan Traitor, Decline front man Fern X Decline, and Reader associate editor Jamie Ludwig
La Armada return with an overdue album of Dominican-born hardcore, awesomely trashy Indiana punks the Fritz celebrate their debut record, and more.
So if the local acts at Riot Fest were kinds of peanut butter … you know what, never mind.
To see some of the best acts at Riot Fest—including Downtown Boys, Invsn, and Fishbone—you’re gonna have to skip brunch.
The Black and Brown Punk Show Collective hosts a stacked two-day festival in Pilsen, sludgy punks Lil Tits celebrate a new cassette EP, and more.
Chicago banjo fiend Al Scorch talks about his inspirations—including freak bikes, DIY hardcore, and Kelly Hogan.
What’s on the Agenda for Tuesday, November 6, 2012