When I finished college downstate and moved to the Windy City in 1995, the Chicago no-wave scene was breaking apart. While still in school, I’d often driven three hours to catch gigs here, and after my move I caught the last shows by local no-wave stars the Scissor Girls and Lake of Dracula. The original […]
The Co-Prosperity Sphere devotes a concert and exhibit to 90s Chicago no wave, and the CHIRP Record Fair returns for year 17.
Nothing against “Monster Mash,” but Chicago has spawned lots of scary songs that sound good all year—these 13 tracks cover house, psych rock, techno, boogie, hip-hop, extreme metal, pop punk, and more.
Jim Magas’s label Midwich gives him another outlet for his strange and excellent taste, and this week he releases records by gothic electronic duo Hide and synth wizard Alex Barnett.
A newly released live recording from 1997 reveals the undiminished power of Chicago’s short-lived Lake of Dracula