Chicago multi-instrumentalist and Reader contributor Luca Cimarusti is having a busy summer. In July his minimalist postpunk trio, Luggage, dropped the album Happiness, and now he’s about to put out the second full-length from his black-metal solo project, Annihilus. Cimarusti originally wanted to keep this project anonymous, but he dropped that idea after releasing his […]
TALsounds and Matchess braid their music together on the debut of Damiana, Chi-ROCK Nation celebrate hip-hop heritage with a monthlong exhibit, and more.
Alejandro Morales’s death doesn’t just leave a hole in Chicago’s DIY music scene—it’s a loss to community activists, to affordable housing advocates, and to countless friendships.
With his generous spirit and boundless enthusiasm, Running drummer Alejandro Morales was the beating heart of a vibrant community.
The Reader got creative to find ways to keep uplifting Chicago gig-poster artists in 2020.
Inspired by comic books and science fiction, the new Annihilus album Ghanima proves that negative emotions can draw people together, not just drive wedges between them.
Guitarist and soul singer Isaiah Sharkey drops a kaleidoscopic new album, black metal takes on the Fantastic Four, and more.
“Endless Summer” at the MCA and more goings-on 3/19-3/22
Daisies hosts a fermentation dinner, Eve L. Ewing at Read/Write Library, and more goings-on January 22-25
The Lincoln Lodge’s Christmas Feztacular and more events the weekend of 12/22-12/24
Chicago hip-hop mourns musician and designer Quincy ‘Q’ Easton Kelly, and Joyride Records throws its first plugged-in show.
What’s on the Reader‘s Agenda for Wednesday, September 24
Current obsessions of Reckless Records buyer Dave Hofer, Gigan guitarist Eric Hersemann, and the Reader‘s Luca Cimarusti
The Funs and Earring split a new cassette, Chicago Singles Club commits its first year to vinyl, and more.
When record stores aren’t buying used vinyl directly from the public, they might find a carload of goodies at the Chicagoland Record Collectors Show.