Gossip Wolf always likes to hear about a new solo album from a member of Ensemble dal Niente—the long-running local contemporary-classical corps has built a spotless reputation for adventurous programming and technical excellence, and its members often pop up in far-flung musical contexts around town. Among the most prolific is multi-instrumentalist Emma Hospelhorn, who has […]
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Tim Kinsella’s Friend/Enemy re-emerges after 18 years with koans about America’s nightmare
Immediately after the 2016 presidential election, Tim Kinsella and a coterie of collaborators gathered at Chicago’s Minbal studios to work through their feelings about America’s new nightmare. It took them two days to record an album of solemn, fretful indie rock, and then it took them more than three years to release it. HIH NO/ON […]
Mute Duo release a taut, painterly album for pedal steel and drums
Mute Duo release a taut, painterly album for pedal steel and drums, young neo-classic rockers Rookie celebrate their debut, and more.
Art imitates the lineup on the gig poster of the week
This week’s featured gig poster was designed by Chicago-based artist Dmitry Samarov for the release party of this book Music to My Eyes.
Steve Mizek’s Argot label celebrates five years of top-shelf electronic music
Steve Mizek’s Argot label celebrates five years of top-shelf electronic music, Cole’s hosts a Halloween cover-band benefit for Mexico and Puerto Rico, and more.