Beloved DIY space Situations signs off with a Halloween livestream, and Angel Marcloid drops an album of fizzy jazz fusion as Nonlocal Forecast.
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In the past few weeks, the Reader has recommended three dozen Bandcamp releases—and this Friday, the service will again pass its share of revenue along to artists.
Close your eyes and picture yourself at your favorite local venue while listening to these new releases.
Chicago four-piece Melkbelly are best known for playing what you might call noise pop. Though they employ guitarists with a knack for wiry, minor-key interplay, a drummer who pays homage […]
Here’s where to see who voted for what and how the points got divvied up.
The Reader polled dozens of critics to arrive at an absolutely indisputable ranked list of several hundred records that will definitely not start any arguments.
Several veterans of Chicago’s multifaceted DIY scene have leveled up to play the Pitchfork Music Festival.
Headliners of Pitchfork’s 2018 aftershows include Japanese Breakfast, Girlpool, and Kweku Collins.
It took three weeks, but Pitchfork has now announced the names of all the artists performing at its 13th festival, including headliners Fleet Foxes and Lauryn Hill.
Tame Impala was the first Pitchfork performer revealed on a mural outside the Violet Hour this morning—and this post will be updated throughout the day.
To support the new Snares Like a Haircut, noise-punks No Age play Schubas during the Tomorrow Never Knows festival.
Underground rock festival Ian’s Party is run mostly by volunteers, which helps it feel like a community instead of a branding exercise.
On the new Nothing Valley, Pilsen four-piece Melkbelly have found a tense balance between delicate melody and frantic noise.
In Melkbelly’s new video they’re having all sorts of hangs in their practice space.