Lala Lala’s ebullient new fourth album, I Want the Door to Open, feels like a musical antithesis of the isolation and insularity of the past 18 months. The project of Chicago songwriter Lillie West, Lala Lala rose to prominence with 2018’s The Lamb (Hardly Art), which was recorded live with a three-piece band. IWTDTO, by […]
Chicago art-pop wizard Sen Morimoto made national news in July, when the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events removed him from its Millennium Park at Home virtual summertime music series. Morimoto had prerecorded a series of mystical, gentle musical movements, but he began his set by delivering a brief statement lightly criticizing Mayor Lori […]
Chicago trio Dehd add studio polish and hard life lessons to their fusion of postpunk and garage folk.
Photographer Brittany Sowacke captured Lala Lala’s packed party at the Empty Bottle.
On their excellent second album, Chicago underground rockers Lala Lala process a painful year—but only partway. They celebrate its release with a show on Friday, September 28.
New local rock releases from Bleach Party, Coaster, Fake Limbs, Lala Lala, Strawberry Jacuzzi, and Swimsuit Addition
Current musical obsessions of Steve Reidell from the Hood Internet, Metro publicist Shannon Shreibak, and the Reader’s Leor Galil
The night also includes sets from three local singers.