When Chicago multimedia artist Gregory Bae died suddenly in 2021, he left behind a shattered artistic community. Among the grieving was his friend Kikù Hibino, a sound artist whose work has been heard in venues such as the Chicago Cultural Center, Lincoln Park Conservatory, Elastic Arts, Hairpin Arts Center, Hyde Park Art Center, and Experimental […]
Experimental metal trio Locrian have spent the past 17 years branching out into unknown realms, but lately they’ve been reexamining their roots. Formed in Chicago in 2005 by guitarist André Foisy and keyboardist Terence Hannum, Locrian started out mining darkness from their bleak soundscapes by layering grimy, pitch-black, doomy ambient noise with swaths of sounds […]
Terence Hannum is perhaps best known as the keyboardist and vocalist of prolific Chicago-born experimental metal trio Locrian, who blend dense, crushing drones and harsh, sweeping black metal to stir up some serious dark energy. But Hannum is also an accomplished visual artist, writer, and solo musician. I was expecting his brand-new album, Dissolving the […]
A few years ago, percussionist Mike Weis recorded the sounds of the Rockefeller Chapel’s carillon and then slowed down the tape he’d used to capture them. Entranced with the result, he named a new project after the endeavor. The Slow Bell Trio includes Weis and two fellow Chicago experimentalists, woodwind player Keefe Jackson and drummer […]
Three masters of boundary-pushing metal go shiny, pretty, and epic in RLYR.
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Dark Matter and Jump Up Records throw a party for Pressure Drip Jamaican-inspired coffee, Absolutely Not and Rat Hammer celebrate a new split LP, and more.
If you haven’t made it out to the ingenious music-meets-yoga series, tomorrow night’s your last chance to check it out this year.
The local party promoter and the face of nu-industrial outfit Deathface drops a PDF of workout tips.
A new batch of tapes on 1980 Records, a new Neon Marshmallow fest, a new title for Lil Kemo, and more
Yoga for your grimmest chakra, new music from Catholic Tapes, and more
Lollapalooza predictions, Locrian’s big deal, and Ben Clarke’s new Quarter Mile Thunder
The revered metal label scoops up another Chicago act.
Kwaidan release their first show and play their second, BBU make some coded purchases, and Swimsuit Addition drop their debut EP.
The life and times of Dancin’ Man, an interview with David Yow of Scratch Acid, and more.