Chicago postpunks Facs inherited members from Disappears, but for the new Lifelike they’ve found the personnel and the sound to become a self-contained band.
Current musical obsessions of Stephanie Marlow from Indie Publicity, Jason Gagovski from Sweet Cobra, and Jamie Ludwig from the Reader
Facs plays a record-release show for Negative Houses on Friday at the Empty Bottle, and it doubles as the local debut of new bassist Alianna Kalaba.
Emily Jane Powers writes pop songs fit for a Pushcart anthology, Paul Cherry finally fills a full-length with his sweet yacht rock, and more.
Trouble in Mind signs Facs, Chicago shops celebrate Cassette Store Day, and the Eradicator drop a self-titled album.