Folklore can be the ultimate game of telephone. As a historical form of collective communication, it brings communities together while expressing what makes them unique, and the content of its stories changes as newer generations tell them from their own perspectives. Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe’s score for Nia DaCosta’s new film, Candyman, exemplifies how distortion—whether […]
Current musical obsessions of artists Nick Butcher and Alex Valentine and Reader music critic Peter Margasak
Artists from the label’s current and old roster convene in Chicago.
More live music options for busy Chicago weekend
A collaboration between Dan Smith (who runs the Neon Blossom cassette label) and Matt Kimmell (who maintains the concert-video site acid-marshmallow.com), the Neon Marshmallow Music Festival showcases notable names in experimental music, from drone to noise to ambient to electronic. For its second edition, the fest moves from the Viaduct Theater to the Empty Bottle […]
Nachtmystium advances black metal by breaking all its rules.
Former Black Dice drummer Hisham Bharoocha brings his spellbinding one-man band, Soft Circle, to the Empty Bottle.