Last Wednesday, multidisciplinary artist Mykele Deville went public in a detailed Instagram post about his traumatic experiences at the Hideout, where he worked as programming director from summer 2021 till March 2022. The next day, the Hideout issued an apologetic response. I find the venue’s response inadequate, but I encourage you to read both posts. […]
Tag: Mia Joy
Bandcamp Friday returns just in time to save you from holiday shipping delays
I’ve already begun to miss Halloween, because I’m not looking forward to being bombarded by Christmas every time I walk outside for two straight months. But I suppose it can’t hurt to remind any of y’all who celebrate some form of gift-giving holiday to get presents for your loved ones early, and not just because […]
Mia Joy dives diary-deep on her debut album, Spirit Tamer
Update: This concert has been postponed to a yet-to-be-determined date. If ever an artist were predestined to create deep-seated dream-folk songs, it might be Mia Rocha, who performs as Mia Joy. Her parents, a poet and a musician, encouraged her to use music as a channel of expression and self-discovery, and each of her songs […]
Squirrel Flower confronts looming disaster on the new Planet (i)
Singer-songwriter Ella Williams, a newly minted Chicagoan, celebrates her new Squirrel Flower album at Sleeping Village this weekend.
Mia Joy is singing the dream
Mia Joy has turned her debut album, Spirit Tamer, into a place of solace that welcomes anyone who listens.
Bandcamp Friday returns for 2021
You can jump-start your Bandcamp Friday browsing with nearly 100 newly Reader-recommended releases.
Dream-pop artist Claude releases her refined debut EP
Dream-pop artist Claude releases her refined debut EP, Brooklyn label Fire Talk signs Chicago singer-songwriter Mia Joy, and more.
A new Chicago indie-rock comp benefits Brave Space Alliance and Black & Pink
A new Chicago indie-rock comp benefits Brave Space Alliance and Black & Pink, Anna Holmquist of Bad Songwriter Podcast drops an album with their band Ester, and more.
Singer-songwriter Mia Joy on treasures from the Arthur Russell vaults
Current musical obsessions of singer-songwriter Mia Joy, Laverne front man Cory José, and Reader writer Leor Galil
Demolición makes room in the north-side scene for Latinx rock
Dumpster Tapes books the Demolición festival to make room for Latinx rock in the self-segregated north-side scene.
Garage-rock label Randy Records drops debut LPs by Skip Church and Today’s Hits
Garage-rock label Randy Records drops debut LPs by Skip Church and Today’s Hits, Dumpster Tapes celebrates its third Monster Compilation at Cole’s, and more.