Even as Illinois reopens, artists and labels remain cut off from major sources of income—so Bandcamp is again waiving its cut of sales.
Few indie-rock artists are more prolific than singer-songwriter Mike Kinsella, who’s been playing in Illinois bands since the late 80s, including Cap’n Jazz, Joan of Arc, and American Football. The […]
At the Beat Kitchen’s Holiday Toy Drive, a jam-packed lineup of local emo and indie-rock icons will play acoustic sets while raising cash and collecting toys to benefit the SOS […]
Chicago guitarist Rob Scallon almost never plays live, but his frequently goofy YouTube videos have earned him an audience of millions.
American Football became heroes to the emo scene after breaking up in obscurity—and 17 years later, they’ve returned with a second album.
Shame That Tune rides off into the embarrassing sunset, Owen and Into It. Over It. release a split EP, and more.
. . . and we’ve got the photos to prove it!
Here’s a huge list of official and unofficial Lollapalooza aftershows
Could it be better than the debut that earned this mathy emo band its cult following?
Between now and Sunday, your live-music options include Cakes da Killa, Naked Raygun, Owen, the Matthew Shipp Trio, and the Milwakuee Avenue Arts Festival.
A changing of the guard at the Hideout, a new indie “supergroup,” and a solo album from half of String Theory
Local releases from Owen, Flosstradamus, and Golden Birthday
The Chamber Strings front man is having a little trouble with his medical bills. Plus: New recordings from My Gold Mask, Mike Kinsella solo project Owen, Zelienople drummer Mike Weis, and more
Falling as usual on the third Saturday in April (4/16), the vinyl nerd’s favorite made-up holiday is celebrating its fifth year of celebrating independently owned record stores. This year’s Record […]
Critics’ Choices and other notable concerts: Laura Barrett, Circulatory System, Health, the Fruit Bats, Obituary, and more