On a cloudy afternoon a couple of Saturdays ago, faint lyrics could be heard echoing down Marshall Boulevard, which exits Douglass Park on the park’s south side. The sound was not coming from any of the bands performing at Riot Fest inside the park, but a small crowd had gathered under the shade of nearby […]
Tag: Magic Ian
Eye Vybe Records doesn’t need you to pretend Christmas is fun
Eye Vybe Records doesn’t need you to pretend Christmas is fun, Comfort Station throws a holiday benefit show with a dazzling lineup, and more.
Magic Ian of Maximum Pelt on mixtape releases that feel like personal gifts
Current musical obsessions of Adam Schubert from Cafe Racer, Magic Ian of the Maximum Pelt label, and Reader staff writer Leor Galil
The gig poster of the week works any way you turn it
This week’s featured gig poster was designed by Wet Piss member and Maximum Pelt Records owner Magic Ian.
Reunited late-70s Irish punks Protex hit Chicago for two shows
Reunited late-70s Irish punks Protex hit Chicago for two shows, Redgrave host an ACLU benefit to fight Trump’s Muslim ban, and more.
Five local labels that had excellent years in 2016
These modest Chicago imprints have gotten so good at what they do that they’re shaping music scenes far and wide.
A fond farewell to Logan Square DIY venue Wally’s World
Wally’s World hosted more than 100 shows over three years, but after a nine-day good-bye blowout, it’s waiting for the wrecking ball.
Local label Maximum Pelt throws a release party for three of its bands
Local label Maximum Pelt throws a release party for three of its bands, London dance imprint Lobster Theremin reissues Chicago Jim, and more.
Gossip Wolf: 1980 Records releases new tapes by the Clams, Magic Ian, and more
A new batch of tapes on 1980 Records, a new Neon Marshmallow fest, a new title for Lil Kemo, and more