In the 2010s, Alicia Walter led criminally underappreciated Chicago band Oshwa, who played dizzying, dramatic math-rock with the finesse of a tween Mensa member simultaneously solving three Rubik’s Cubes. Walter moved to New York in 2016, the same year Oshwa released their final album, I We You Me, but her Chicago connections remain strong: this […]
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FeelTrip launches a cold-blooded dance-music label, Ryan Ensley of Shiloh returns with the twangy new Sonny Falls, and more.
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The Funs and Earring split a new cassette, Chicago Singles Club commits its first year to vinyl, and more.
Current musical obsessions of Oshwa’s Alicia Walter and My Gold Mask’s Gretta Rochelle