Progressive symphonic metal group Mechina are based in Chicago’s western suburbs, but I wouldn’t blame you if their inhumanly technical sci-fi sound convinced you they weren’t from Earth. For nearly […]
Wardruna’s fifth full-length was due last June, but due to the pandemic, the Norwegian neo-prog-folk band bumped the release date of Kvitravn to this January. Though Wardruna were born out […]
Listening to a new Crippled Black Phoenix record is a bit like unwrapping a present. Even if you have an idea what’s under the intricate ribbons and shiny paper, you […]
Chicago native Peter Berkow has been a producer and a professor, and moved from folk to funk to fusion to prog and back.
Recorded in Chicago in 1982, Eardance’s sole album had tons of gorgeous conservatory-trained playing but got almost no distribution.
A few years ago I was lucky enough to see one of the greatest shows of my lengthy concertgoing life: King Crimson at the Chicago Theatre. Clearly the band thought […]
The Mugicians recorded their epic, spiraling songs in their parents’ basements—and in the North Shore mansion of the cofounder of Jovan Musk.
Instrumental prog-fusion wizards Monobody celebrate a new split album, the Co-Prosperity Sphere hosts 32 DJs in 24 hours to benefit Lumpen Radio, and more.
Austaras took four years to finish their debut LP, and not just because they’ve shared members with Vaskula, Vukari, and Panopticon.
French band Öxxö Xööx play convoluted riffs, sing in an invented language, and paint themselves blue.
Next week Chicago prog-rock five-piece District 97 release their third studio album, In Vaults, and they’ve just shared its first single.
“New Bridge” by Michigan synth-prog band Mounds, who open for Black Pus tonight at the Empty Bottle
Intronaut will ease you into the Meshuggah show on Friday with their kaleidoscopically heavy space prog.
Manic Japanese progressive thrash from Doom’s 1986 EP Go Mad Yourself! is just the thing for Black Friday
Today’s 12 O’Clock Track is Turing Machine’s “Slave to the Algorithm,” from the upcoming What Is the Meaning of What.