Owen Ashworth named his latest indie-pop project after an isolated Antarctic weather station, but its MO takes his whole family into account.
Magical Beautiful signs off with one last album and a big merch giveaway, Smith Westerns spin-off Whitney drops a debut single, and more.
Magical Beautiful release their first music in years and gear up for an awesome show this weekend.
What’s on the Reader‘s Agenda for Friday, August 9
An “American Band” serenades the hogs on 9/11. Plus: Tyson Torstensen of Ga’an and Magical Beautiful jumps on the podcast wagon, and Icy Demons main man Griffin Rodriguez returns to record Mike Reed’s Myth/Science Assembly
Ratso from Chic-a-Go-Go forms a furry supergroup. Plus: R. Kelly’s lovin’ it, Saki turns one, and more.
Version 11 The 11th go-round of the annual artist-run festival Version begins Friday 4/22, with parties, art shows, and other affiliated events continuing through 5/1. This week’s schedule is listed in brief below, and in greater detail at versionfest.org; events are free unless otherwise noted. The festival opens with The New New Chicagoans, a show […]
geraldine vo Implodes If you want loud music with a good pedigree for a low price, local quartet Implodes opens for Magical Beautiful at the Empty Bottle (1035 N. Western) tonight at 9; it costs $3 to get in. They’re “all kinds of big guitar damage: shoegaze fuzz blasts, sparkly drone, slicks of tuneful sludge, […]