It’s tempting to call Adult. electroclash; the synth duo of Nicola Kuperus and Adam Lee Miller debuted in 1998, coinciding with the style’s peak, and they’ve collaborated with notable groups in the genre such as Fischerspooner and Ladytron. But while the Detroit-based husband-and-wife team share some traits with the genre—particularly the way they pair an […]
If it weren’t for YouTube algorithms, the music of Barbie Army might’ve vanished like dust in the wind. Like so many underground garage-rock bands, this Chicago group played live constantly but didn’t pay as much attention to releasing recordings—during their lifetime, from 1986 till 1991, they put out one self-titled, self-released seven-inch and a few […]
In summer 1979, Suzanne Shelton hatched a dream to open a punk dance club. She had two priorities: it had to play lots of new wave, and it needed clean bathrooms. Shelton had been DJing at a failing Lincoln Park disco called Hoots, but she spent all her free nights at O’Banion’s, a run-down gay […]
Rodney Bakerr led early Wax Trax! group Strange Circuits, ran underground label Rockin’ House, and wrote ubiquitous house-music rhythm patterns for Roland.
Even if the B-52s really are retiring from the road, they’ve left a permanent mark on the city through their influence on house music.
FilmStruck finds more than western films deep in the heart of Texas.
Future’s conscience-stricken coke rap and 15 more reviews of recent releases
The south-side MC’s newest track from his forthcoming New Wave 2 mixtape is an industrial rager shot through with loneliness.
Perhaps some jangly power pop will convince you that bar codes are evil.
Yep Roc reissues Nick Lowe’s classic Labour of Love, which has been unjustly out of print in the U.S. for more than two decades.
Jackie Leven’s take on rock history from the losing side
Who’s Jackie Leven? Ask Johnny Dowd, or Ron Sexsmith, or Pere Ubu’s David Thomas.
Local duo Gatekeeper have infected me with their love for 80s digital synths, and that love has led me to this mix by Altair Nouveau.