When Elder emerged in Massachusetts in the mid-2000s, they worshiped at the altar of stoner-doom heavyweights such as Sleep and Eyehategod. But in the years since, they’ve emerged from behind […]
Being a fan of Italian horror prog rockers Goblin can be massively rewarding and profoundly confusing. Famous for mind-bendingly complex tunes as well as their scores for late-70s films by […]
If I were forced to subscribe to any wild theory circulating on the Internet right now (we won’t say the c-word), it wouldn’t be about lizard people, a flat Earth, […]
The title and story behind Cave In’s 2019 LP, Final Transmission, led many to believe that the eclectic rock band’s two-and-a-half-decade run had come to an end. Following the tragic […]
I can hardly believe it’s been five years since I previewed Without Waves’ previous album, the 2017 release Lunar. When the Chicago progressive-metal quartet leapt back into the saddle for […]
When I moved to the Windy City in 1995, “psychedelic” and “progressive rock” were dirty words associated with patchouli-scented hippies. A few local bands were boldly mining this expansive territory, […]
Recorded in Chicago in 1982, Eardance’s sole album had tons of gorgeous conservatory-trained playing but got almost no distribution.
These days, record nerds seem keen to categorize the sounds of the past in newly minted genres such as “proto-metal,” “acid folk,” and “pastoral prog.” The terminally unhip Genesis—and especially […]
Les Rhinocéros from Washington, D.C., brings its disparate musical hybrids to Township on Monday.
Les Rhinoceros, a D.C. prog band who made their first record in high school, play Township on Wednesday
Violist and former Chicagoan Amy Cimini opens for Bobby Conn tomorrow with multistylistic rock band Starring
The Secret History of Chicago Music: the “futuristic rock” of early-70s Deerfield band Graced Lightning
Plus: Reader music editor Philip Montoro on Abana Ba Nasery, and Ga’an drummer Seth Sher on Absu, Razor, and Alphonse Mouzon
The nightmarish performance styles of Manikin