This week’s featured gig poster was created by local artist and musician Jay Ryan.
How three gay bars—La Mere Vipere, O’Banion’s, and Oz—became the cradle of the city’s punk scene
Jazz guitarist Dave Miller drops an album of brainy feel-good grooves, Naked Raygun singer Jeff Pezzati makes his solo debut with a new EP, and more.
The new musical Verböten uses the story of Jason Narducy’s forgotten early-80s band to talk about the power of subculture.
For a brief time in the 90s, Chicago’s music community took its turn in the national spotlight—Billboard magazine dubbed the city “cutting edge’s new capital” in 1993, as artists like the Smashing Pumpkins, Urge Overkill, and Liz Phair rose to fame. And for those who couldn’t make it to clubs such as Lounge Ax or […]
This week’s featured gig poster was designed by Josh Davis of Dead Meat Design.
His influential career took him from house and punk to gigs for the likes of Prince, Destiny’s Child, and Michael Jackson.
Despite their influence on midwestern punk, Six Feet Under have fallen off the map—but Moniker Records is working on an archival release.
In the late 70s and early 80s, Silver Abuse shared members with Naked Raygun—and their eclectic, discordant music was in some ways even more confrontational.
The Imports lasted only long enough to release one single of their dark, mesmerizing postpunk.
Rude Guest’s tape-only output hurt their legacy, but local ska label Jump Up just reissued their entire discography—also on tape.
Savage Beliefs broke up in 1984 after releasing one seven-inch, but they’ve been playing again since a 2015 reissue on Alona’s Dream.
Nearly a year ago the Logan Square restaurant-slash-venue cut ties with music-booking company MP Presents, and now it’s got a few new owners who aim to fill up its music calendar.
Long-running Chicago punk outfit Pegboy play a rare show tomorrow night at 1st Ward.
The alternative-rock titans come to Chicago in the first episode of their HBO series, named after their forthcoming record.