Fans and friends help beloved DJ Teri Bristol pay her hospital bills, Impulsive Hearts celebrate a new album benefiting Girls Rock! Chicago, and more.
Noname’s Book Club pushes library cards on National Fuck Amazon Day, Led Zeppelin 2 tour to celebrate Led Zeppelin III, and more.
Glam goofballs Lollygagger throw everything at the wall on their new video album, rapper Solo Sam releases an EP with a companion cookbook, and more.
Tara Terra front woman Emily Blue drops a newly expanded solo synth-pop EP, singer-songwriter Marian Runk celebrates a vivid, folky debut album, and more.
Even when winter weather and winter malaise raise the bar for going out, you can still play an important role in sustaining DIY Chicago music.
Minor Moon celebrate a new album of lush, stately folk rock, Hooligan magazine throws itself a fifth-birthday party, and more.
Electronic musician Angel Marcloid drops a new collage barrage as Fire-Toolz, Groove Cafe releases a compilation to benefit rebuilding efforts in Puerto Rico, and more.
Wild bear rapper Big Dipper, rock iconoclasts Blizzard Babies, gnarly glam band Lollygagger, and brand-new boogie label Leisure Records all celebrate fresh releases.
Chicago band Diagonal do mid-90s shoegaze so well they might have a time machine, Save Money rapper Sterling Hayes talks mental health on a new mixtape, and more.
Psych-pop group Roommate play their first Chicago show in more than two years, DJ Clent spins at another giant juke, footwork, and ghetto-house blowout, and more.
Montrose Man drop the video for “Tom Waits for No One” in advance of their record-release show this weekend.
Five local bands celebrate new releases on one night, rapper and poet Malcolm London launches his Opia tour, and more.
The Vic screens the Wax Trax! Records documentary before it’s even finished, Chicago expat Alex Wiley returns to headline a hip-hop party at the Promontory, and more.
“Liquor,” a mellow lo-fi pop song released earlier this summer, is the perfect way to get out of the postfest fog.
Twenty-six bands plus a farewell from Rodeo.