Tim Kinsella lets everyone else tell the story of Joan of Arc—entirely in keeping with his long-running group’s embrace of illogic and reinvention.
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 […]
In fall 2018, user-generated Internet in-joke database Know Your Meme added a page about second-wave emo legends American Football. Funny riffs on the band’s 1999 self-titled debut album and its scene-famous cover art—a green-hued off-center image of the Urbana house where photographer Chris Strong lived at the time—have pervaded Internet emo and indie-rock circles at […]
Kinsella didn’t let age slow him down during two Cap’n Jazz reunion shows at Riot Fest and Bottom Lounge.
American Football became heroes to the emo scene after breaking up in obscurity—and 17 years later, they’ve returned with a second album.
. . . and we’ve got the photos to prove it!
Current musical obsessions of Oshwa’s Alicia Walter and My Gold Mask’s Gretta Rochelle
Silver apples for the Owl’s Silver Apples show, the CFA’s second annual media mixer, and more.
The national air-guitar championship comes to Chicago. Plus: the Whistler takes over Summer Sessions, the Mad Decent Block Party makes big plans for Chicago, and more
A Kinsella solo project, cozy performance art, second-wave emo, sweaty garage rockers, and more
As Birthmark, Nate Kinsella does it all—and on his new second album, he does it all better.
Qwel and Maker’s collabo trickles out on the ‘net, Box of Baby Birds flies the coop, a Kinsella Watch twofer, and more