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 […]
In their 40-year career, Ministry have certainly been down more than once, but they’ve never been completely out. They’ve been sacked by record labels, they’ve had so many players come and go that “revolving-door lineup” hardly describes it, and they’ve carried on through drug addiction and the deaths of longtime members. In the ashes of […]
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A tribute single for drummer Bill Rieflin benefits the cancer center that treated him; activist Mohawk Johnson and experimental duo Angry Blackmen drop new rap projects.
Dave Shelton didn’t just found the legendary Medusa’s—he also helped everyone in his orbit shine like a star.
With his supergroup Pigface, industrial-music veteran Martin Atkins brings together all sorts of scenes onstage.
Local label Chicago Research has built a powerful, tight-knit collective of dark underground rock and electronic artists.
Pigface was born in 1990 as the supergroup brainchild of Ministry members Martin Atkins, also of Public Image Limited and Killing Joke, and William Rieflin, who has led a miraculously eclectic career—anyone who’s been a member of R.E.M., Swans, and King Crimson can probably play just about anything. By design, the group has had a […]
Nothing against “Monster Mash,” but Chicago has spawned lots of scary songs that sound good all year—these 13 tracks cover house, psych rock, techno, boogie, hip-hop, extreme metal, pop punk, and more.
So if the local acts at Riot Fest were kinds of peanut butter … you know what, never mind.
Jawbreaker’s improbable reunion is this year’s big Riot Fest news, but the bill also includes Nine Inch Nails, Queens of the Stone Age, New Order, Paramore, M.I.A., Vic Mensa, and Ministry.
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.
Industrial supergroup Pigface celebrates 25 years of revolving-door lineups, the Chosen Few DJs honor a bygone house-music club, and more.
Worldly-wise wordsmith Aesop Rock leads listeners on a deeply felt trip through his childhood with the single “Blood Sandwich.”
Scarlet Architect’s forthcoming archival release, Eternal Return, includes the 1982 international hit “Rose Grey.”