Slow Pulp make a dreamy album for the year we can’t wake up from, Pelican guitarist Dallas Thomas keeps the solo jams coming, and more.
Beer and Metal returns to review a long-gestating collaboration by beloved Chicago institutions Pelican and Metropolitan Brewing.
Chicago (mostly) instrumental progressive-metal favorites Pelican produced full-lengths on a fairly regular schedule throughout the 00s, but that reliability began to break down when the decade flipped to the 10s. Four years passed between What We All Come to Need and Forever Becoming, the first album with Dallas Thomas of the Swan King stepping in […]
Three masters of boundary-pushing metal go shiny, pretty, and epic in RLYR.
For just the third time in their 15-year career, Pelican won’t be entirely instrumental onstage: Allen Epley of the Life and Times will join the band to sing “The Cliff” on Friday.
Stargazing in the mud at Pitchfork, plus new records on the way from RLYR and the duo of Ryley Walker and Bill MacKay
Riot Fest takes over booking Cobra Lounge, Zigtebra and Soft Leather throw Halloween parties, and more.
The local instrumental four-piece ready a double LP.
The local metal band just announced a show tonight at the Logan Square watering hole.
Riot Fest predictions, For Practically Everyone Records revs up for spring, and more
“Seven Angels” is an insanely slow and heavy drone by the Olympia, Washington, band Earth.
Chicago kids’ musician Justin Roberts is up for a Grammy, so we asked seven local parents to listen to his latest album.
This year’s ten most read Beer and Metal columns include two of the Reader‘s top five blog posts of 2013.
Pelican celebrate the release of Forever Becoming by tapping a new Three Floyds collaboration at their Bottom Lounge show on Wednesday.
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