The Year of Chicago Music has had less music in it than anybody anticipated, but we still have plenty to celebrate.
Early Chicago hip-hop group He Who Walks Three Ways share two 90s demos, Lillerne Tapes releases an eclectic benefit compilation, and more.
Pioneering house DJ Lori Branch shouts out her fellow Windy City originators, including Chaka Khan and Sister Rosetta Tharpe.
Arts & Business Council of Chicago invites nominations and votes for the greatest moments in Chicago music history.
Grün Wasser diversify their apocalyptic EBM on the new Not OK With Things, the Chicago South Side Film Festival celebrates house music with a documentary by Jesse Saunders, and more.
Even if the B-52s really are retiring from the road, they’ve left a permanent mark on the city through their influence on house music.
If you’ve ever wished that more music festivals were like family picnics, then you need to go to this Jackson Park house-music blowout. In the late 80s, DJs and brothers Tony and Andre Hatchett and their families began hosting an annual Fourth of July reunion barbecue behind the Museum of Science and Industry. For the […]