On Monday, August 1, jazz trombonist Jeb Bishop will move back to Chicago after a ten-year absence. Bishop and his wife headed to North Carolina in spring 2012 (Carrboro and […]
Facs light a beacon with a new album of dark postpunk, Equity Arts hosts a talk about nurturing community cultural spaces, and more.
The Facs formula has always been stark minimalism. On their first two albums, the Chicago trio—currently drummer Noah Leger, guitarist-singer Brian Case, and bassist Alianna Kalaba—built every track on tense […]
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.
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.
Current musical obsessions of Lowhangers vocalist Cassandra Mukahirn, Rectal Hygienics drummer Omar Gonzalez, and Reader associate editor Kevin Warwick
New trio FACS carries the darkness of Disappears to a new place, DIY zine The Sick Muse publishes its sixth issue, and more.
The Palace Film Festival hosts two days of experimental music and movies, Louder Than a Bomb celebrates a new mixtape at Metro, and more.
Electric Hawk Drummer Noah Leger, who plays in ultraminimal postpunk outfit Disappears, holds down a day job behind the kit in the Blue Man Group’s onstage backing band. In 2009, […]
Singer-songwriter Jennifer Hall celebrates her first studio material in four years, Electric Hawk play a release party for their long-awaited second album, and more.
Bombastic, gratuitously complicated, and thoroughly great, “Sex Embargo” appears on Electric Hawk II, due out April 14.
Dirgy local act Anatomy of Habit debut their brand new all-star lineup.
Steve Shelley disappears from Disappears, Legit wraps up his #NewShitSaturdays series, and Nordic Thunder wins the world air-guitar crown
Supreme Cuts, Pelican, Codeine, the Wavefront and FitzGerald’s fests, obscure doo-wop, and some sad good-byes
Trevor de Brauw of Pelican talks to Noah Leger of Electric Hawk and Anatomy of Habit