Justin Broadrick of Godflesh talks drum machines, Crass, and 80s hip-hop with producer Sanford Parker.
High Spirits bring their over-the-top power metal to Reggie’s this weekend
Local metal legend Chris Black takes the stage with his power-metal act High Spirits this Saturday.
Brooklyn Brewery’s Black Ops: Way better than a covert foreign coup
Brooklyn Brewery’s barrel-aged imperial stout, Black Ops, does in fact exist—and the 2012 batch has been sighted in Chicago.
Gossip Wolf: Sons of the Silent Age do Bowie at a Pablove benefit
Sons of the Silent Age do Bowie for pediatric cancer research, and more
Kickstarter, more Kickstarter, singing twins, and more on the B Side
Crowdfunding, metal tours, hip-hop against violence, and more
Gossip Wolf: A Kickstarter with a conscience
A socially conscious Kickstarter from My My My, tour news from Nachtmystium and Pelican, and a new album from We Repel Each Other
Shows to See: Janka Nabay, Nachtmystium, Merle Haggard, and more
Janka Nabay, Nachtmystium, Merle Haggard, and Alabama Shakes are among the artists on this week’s Soundboard
Gossip Wolf: Burying Treasure Town
A final show at Treasure Town, cop trouble for Names Divine, arts and crafts with Nachtmystium, and more
Three Beats: Cellist Tomeka Reid steps out with Hear in Now
Tomeka Reid and Hear in Now, Super Minotaur’s first LP, and Lord Mantis’s vile Pervertor
Three Beats: The Old Town School preps new digs and digs into its past
Three Beats: Old Town School preps digs and digs deep, Chrome Waves roll in, Vic’s Drum Shop invents a holiday, and Lovely Little Girls reemerge with a new lineup
Three Beats: Buy Chrissy Murderbot’s record collection, Buried at Sea plays Alehorn of Power, and Utech and Okka Disk throw parties in Milwaukee
DANCE | For sale: Chrissy Murderbot’s record collection Local electronic producer Chris Shively, aka Chrissy Murderbot, who runs the labels Sleazetone and Loose Squares, is slimming down his record collection. Last Monday he put about 90 percent of it, which works out to more than 700 pieces, up for sale at online music catalog and […]
Metal: Brand-new Bones, Live Superchrist, and Evil-powered Beer
It pleases me to launch this column on Chicago metal with news of an especially Chicagoan album: the self-titled debut from Bones, due May 2 on Planet Metal, the label of Dawnbringer mastermind Chris Black. Bassist and vocalist Jon “Necromancer” Woodring (who briefly played in Nachtmystium a few years back), guitarist “Carcass” Chris Svoboda (who […]
Gossip Wolf: The Scoop on Pitchfork Headliners
Superchunk, TV on the Radio among Pitchfork possibilities. Plus: Ruby Hornet gets into the record biz, Dawnbringer’s first show in 13 years, and more
Early Warnings Roundup
This week’s Early Warnings include Chapterhouse, Early Man, Nachtmystium, the Ettes, Foals, the Ponys, the Vaselines, Riot Fest, and Miike Snow.
This Week in the Reader’s Music Section
Albini gossip, brutal New Orleans metal, festival goings-on, and what I’m sure will be a controversial music column