Local experimental musician Natalie Chami prepares to drop All the Way, a doozy, moody cassette she recorded as TALsounds.
Guitarist Ryley Walker lets go of the reins on the unruly but pastoral Primrose Green
He’s tried punk, noise, and Fahey-style fingerpicking, but he’s about to reach his biggest audience yet with the jazzy, open-ended folk-rock on his new album.
Metal maniac Carmelo Española debuts the fanzine Distort/Delay
Plus: Dumpster Tapes drops its first label comp, OnYou celebrate their best album yet, and more
Gossip Wolf: Cassette Store Day is definitely silly but might be fun
Gossip Wolf: Two fun Cassette Store Day events to distract you from the nonexistence of “cassette stores,” a second LP for dark dance-rock duo Post Honeymoon, and more.
Gossip Wolf: Ryley Walker’s first seven-inch finally arrives
Ryley Walker’s first seven-inch, a new album from Moonrises, and more
Gossip Wolf: Coffin Pricks lay themselves to rest
Coffin Pricks lay themselves to rest, and more
Best reinvention of an old medium
Implodes’ overdue debut, fingerstyle prodigy Ryley Walker, and a ‘moving painting’ at Chicago Opera Theater
INDIE | A party for Implodes’ overdue debut It took them three and a half years, but on April 20 local four-piece Implodes finally released their debut album, Black Earth (Kranky). The drone-psych group started in late 2007, when guitarists Matt Jencik and Ken Camden (coworkers at Reckless Records) started playing acoustic jam sessions together. […]
Gossip Wolf: Return to Oz
Permanent reissues a classic Chicago punk comp. Plus: Claychella’s last dance, the Hood Internet’s threesome, and more
This Week in Reader Music
Year-end bests, upcoming projects, New Year’s Eve, and much more
Reds and Blue: what happens when a music professor’s kid forms a band
A Spoonful of Sugar
The sweet hooks in Radar Eyes’ trippy garage pop help the darkness go down.
Girl Group Tunes With Knife-Flashing ‘Tude
On their debut LP, Hollows strike an appealing balance between light and dark.