The new album from Austin “supergroup” USA/Mexico is the musical antidote to consciousness.
Massachusetts-based sound artist and instrument maker Victoria Shen, who performs as Evicshen, makes music that rattles your brain. Her debut LP, Hair Birth (American Dreams), is a master class in explosive cacophony driven by blaring modular synthesizers. This isn’t just unregulated noise: Shen puts thought into her songcraft, and it’s immediately apparent right from the […]
Metal has a reputation as an escapist genre. That could be because some bands indulge in the theatrics and fun of dragons, witchcraft, and swordplay, or because others traffic in gruesome or apocalyptic themes that feel too outsize and horrific to accept as real—even when they’re a staunch reaction to a specific place and time. […]
Local noise-rock bands Den and Salvation drop new albums this week, Epworth United Methodist hosts an experimental music festival, and more.
Chicago weirdos Running and Ryley Walker are far-out in very different ways, but they find middle ground on a new instrumental tape.
Lilac consists of folks from Cacaw, Anatomy of Habit, and defunct Baltimore outfit Witch Hat.
In Melkbelly’s new video they’re having all sorts of hangs in their practice space.
Levitation’s massive celebration of weirdo tunes kicks off on Thursday night.
Art-rock legends Ono will be performing a weirdo set of country covers.
The noise-rock collective makes a rare Chicago appearance.
An engraved tooth spread the word about this harsh-noise party.
This year Rotted Tooth Fest takes over for Bitchpork as Pitchfork’s evil twin.
Local thrash trio Oozing Wound have signed with huge local label Thrill Jockey, and Rotted Tooth Fest is announced.
Forced Into Femininity plays an aboveground show, Templehead unveils its rock opera, and more