“I want to assemble things as if I’m storyboarding in my head. In a way, I feel like a casting director for sound.”
Chicago filmmaker Jim Sikora screens a rarely seen love letter to Saccharine Trust, Sacha Mullin celebrates an earnest, silly new video for an old song, and more.
With the new Chicago XX, their third full-length in three years, the indefatigable weirdos in Cheer-Accident have hit a hot streak late in the fourth decade of their career.
Katinka Kleijn and Lia Kohl play with 30 cellos in a swimming pool, the rejuvenated Skin Graft Records drops a Chicago vs. New York compilation, and more.
This week’s featured gig poster was designed by local artist and Lovely Little Girls member Gregory Jacobsen.
Sacha Mullin of Cheer-Accident celebrates a new album of avant-garde pop, Featherproof and Moniker publish a memoir by outsider punk J.T. IV, and more.
Fronted by artist Gregory Jacobsen, Lovely Little Girls combine alien prog from the likes of Magma and Art Bears with abject histrionics and body horror.
Next week Chicago prog-rock five-piece District 97 release their third studio album, In Vaults, and they’ve just shared its first single.
Gossip Wolf: Haki get as punk as they ever will on a new EP, the Deep Kutz series signs off with one last outlandish covers show, and more
The local trio’s forthcoming Not People sounds pretty creepy
A long-in-the-making jazz career, experimental music at the MCA, obscure radio-friendly rock, and more
Current obsessions of Lovely Little Girls bassist Alex Perkolup and Arriver guitarist and vocalist Dan Sullivan
Overlooked releases from 2011, tons of local music news, and a chat with one of the Wilco dudes
Three Beats: Old Town School preps digs and digs deep, Chrome Waves roll in, Vic’s Drum Shop invents a holiday, and Lovely Little Girls reemerge with a new lineup