Longtime Reckless Records buyer Jim Magas quits to spend more time with his music, emo four-piece Kittyhawk play their first show in more than three years, and more.
New trio FACS carries the darkness of Disappears to a new place, DIY zine The Sick Muse publishes its sixth issue, and more.
Jim Magas’s label Midwich gives him another outlet for his strange and excellent taste, and this week he releases records by gothic electronic duo Hide and synth wizard Alex Barnett.
Cable-access dance party Chic-a-Go-Go celebrates its 1,000th episode, Al Jourgensen of Ministry appears on the next Ono album, and more.
There’s a monthly lathe-cut seven-inch series, a collection of ambient songs available on floppy disk, a White Mystery flexi that comes with an eight-page coloring book, and a Panda Riot flexi called “Amanda in the Clouds” packaged in a gauzy “cloud sleeve.”
Local synthesizer experiments, local jazz, local rap, and nostalgic punk
Breaking news: offspring of Magas endorses Obama.
A newly released live recording from 1997 reveals the undiminished power of Chicago’s short-lived Lake of Dracula