Though live shows are returning, there’s no safer way to support artists and labels than buying music online.
Full disclosure: Mike Lust has recorded a handful of records I’ve played on. I also played in a band with him for a while. But there are probably a few hundred local musicians who could say the same thing. Between his prolific career as a recording engineer, his nearly 20-year tenure as the high-kicking, guitar-shredding […]
Silkworm veteran Tim Midyett finally drops the first Mint Mile full-length, Steve Reidell of Air Credits almost remakes the 1980 Genesis album Duke, and more.
This Chicago four-piece landed hard and heavy in 2018, announcing they were here to stay with a two-song demo of heavy effects-laden, bluesy psychedelic rock with a space-truckin’ “brotherhood of the road in a galaxy far, far away” atmosphere. Veterans of Longhairs, Dragon Feeder, the Brokedowns, and Salvation, the guys in Tombstone Eyes have honed […]
Dance party Bump & Grindcore gets nasty in memory of Amy Winehouse, local postpunks Daylight Robbery release a long-in-the-works LP, and more.
Kid Sister dishes about her imminent mixtape, Decade Studio takes over the Soma space, and more.
No more Winters in Osaka, the first annual Fall Ball, and more
An engraved tooth spread the word about this harsh-noise party.
Robert Plant has a whole lotta love for Alcala’s, and more.
Recording studio Phantom Manor closes; Chicago musicians share its history.
Phantom Manor engineer Mike Lust fills his Logan Square abode with 80s nostalgia
Tiger Bones call it a day, Like Pioneers cut a second LP, and more
Parasol shutters its store and distro, Pancho’s goes upmarket, and more
A local multimedia artist makes noise you can almost touch. Plus: Wild Flag tops the latest Pitchfork rumors, Ben Weasel
loses some fans at SXSW, and more
The reunited band sounds way more punk than it did when “Exit the Dragon” came out 15 years ago.