Rodney Bakerr led early Wax Trax! group Strange Circuits, ran underground label Rockin’ House, and wrote ubiquitous house-music rhythm patterns for Roland.
For its 30th anniversary, one of the world’s largest house-music parties has been pushed online by the pandemic—but it might reach even more people that way.
Forest Management drops an ambient record made from Debussy vinyl, the Chosen Few celebrate the legacy of Sauer’s with a Thanksgiving house and disco party, and more.
Grün Wasser diversify their apocalyptic EBM on the new Not OK With Things, the Chicago South Side Film Festival celebrates house music with a documentary by Jesse Saunders, and more.
If you’ve ever wished that more music festivals were like family picnics, then you need to go to this Jackson Park house-music blowout. In the late 80s, DJs and brothers Tony and Andre Hatchett and their families began hosting an annual Fourth of July reunion barbecue behind the Museum of Science and Industry. For the […]
A tour and oral history of the long-gone spaces that birthed one of the foundational sounds in modern pop
Industrial supergroup Pigface celebrates 25 years of revolving-door lineups, the Chosen Few DJs honor a bygone house-music club, and more.
Gossip Wolf premieres Soft Candy’s new garage-psych single, the 3 Yards Bangin’ House Fest returns to the southeast side, and more.
How a family Fourth of July party grew into an annual event that attracts more than 40,000 fans
Noisy indie rockers Geronimo! take their last leap, Boiler Room Chicago honors Frankie Knuckles, and more.
George Clinton, Nona Hendryx, the Chosen Few DJs, and more at the African Festival of the Arts