In 2018, local band Iron Years dropped a compelling demo on Bandcamp that weds several distinct styles: its buoyant bass lines and shimmering guitars recall the Cure’s Disintegration, and its snapping, propulsive electronic rhythms are reminiscent of classic Chicago house. It’s fun to listen to, but it makes the band tough to categorize! (The best […]
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The Museum of Streetwear enshrines young Chicago designers (for a weekend)
Amanda Harth and Runwayaddicts have set up a space to talk about how our city does fashion differently.
Can ComplexCon do justice to Chicago streetwear?
Leaders from two generations of the local streetwear scene talk about ComplexCon’s pros and cons.
The year Chicago hip-hop beat the haters
For ages, Chicago rappers tore each other down, as though the city could produce only one star at a time—but in 2016 the whole scene seemed to grasp the value of community.
Chicago MC Caleb James does right by his dad
Caleb James grew up in his father’s studio, and now he’s ready to join his friends Chance the Rapper and Vic Mensa in the spotlight.
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Best Place Where Music and Clothes Meet
The bond between local hip-hop acts and the folks behind this city’s streetwear stores and brands is tight.