Robert Ford and Trent Adkins shaped the bold, subversive, gossipy, funny, deeply engaged voice of Thing, which was felled by the AIDS pandemic in 1993.
Nineties concert series Homocore Chicago gave today’s queer punks a running start at the dramatically different hurdles they face.
The Homocore Chicago series puts its legacy on exhibit for its 25th birthday, Smart Bar hosts 23 hours of continuous DJ sets, and more.
In the Reader‘s Best of Chicago issue last year, I wrote that I hoped the next “Chicago sound” would turn out to be glammy garage, pointing out two reasons it might: the already ascendant Smith Westerns and the yet-to-be-discovered Mickey. At the time Mickey had only released a criminally overlooked single on HoZac, “She’s So […]