Justin Broadrick of Godflesh talks drum machines, Crass, and 80s hip-hop with producer Sanford Parker.
Local metal legend Chris Black takes the stage with his power-metal act High Spirits this Saturday.
Brooklyn Brewery’s barrel-aged imperial stout, Black Ops, does in fact exist—and the 2012 batch has been sighted in Chicago.
Sons of the Silent Age do Bowie for pediatric cancer research, and more
Crowdfunding, metal tours, hip-hop against violence, and more
A socially conscious Kickstarter from My My My, tour news from Nachtmystium and Pelican, and a new album from We Repel Each Other
Janka Nabay, Nachtmystium, Merle Haggard, and Alabama Shakes are among the artists on this week’s Soundboard
A final show at Treasure Town, cop trouble for Names Divine, arts and crafts with Nachtmystium, and more
Tomeka Reid and Hear in Now, Super Minotaur’s first LP, and Lord Mantis’s vile Pervertor
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
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 […]
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 […]
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
This week’s Early Warnings include Chapterhouse, Early Man, Nachtmystium, the Ettes, Foals, the Ponys, the Vaselines, Riot Fest, and Miike Snow.
Albini gossip, brutal New Orleans metal, festival goings-on, and what I’m sure will be a controversial music column