Alejandro Morales’s death doesn’t just leave a hole in Chicago’s DIY music scene—it’s a loss to community activists, to affordable housing advocates, and to countless friendships.
Beloved DIY space Situations signs off with a Halloween livestream, and Angel Marcloid drops an album of fizzy jazz fusion as Nonlocal Forecast.
Christen Thomas booked shows for a decade with the Empty Bottle and Metro teams, but that work was just the beginning of the love, joy, and support she showered on the local scene.
Current musical obsessions of Adam Schubert from Cafe Racer, Magic Ian of the Maximum Pelt label, and Reader staff writer Leor Galil
This week’s featured gig poster was designed by local artist and musician Joe Schorgl.
On their brand-new fourth full-length, High Anxiety (Thrill Jockey), Chicago’s Oozing Wound have finally reached peak ooze. Formed in October 2011 by three Chicago noise rockers with a taste for heavy metal, Oozing Wound have come to be loved for their salty lyrics as much as for their off-kilter take on breakneck thrash. Kicking off […]
This week’s featured gig poster was created by local artist Bill Connors, also of the band Dim.
This week’s featured gig poster was designed by local artist Bill Connors.
Chicago violist, singer, and organist Whitney Johnson completes her Matchess Trilogy with the occult healing songs of the new Sacracorpa.
Metal shows remain a great way to drive hostile occupiers out of your head—whether you prefer the bitter catharsis of False or the galloping rush of Tengger Cavalry.
This week’s gig poster is by local artist Bill Connors, and it’s for an Oozing Wound record-release show that his band Dim opens.
Chicago rockers Rabble Rabble hang it up after nine years, Rainbo hosts a musician-heavy art exhibit dishonoring Trump, and more.
The first local installment of Scorched Tundra will host heaviness by the likes of Bongripper, Monolord, and False.
The thrash revivalists are already on the hunt for a new drummer.
New band Conduit features members of White Suns and Twin Stumps.