Saxophonist Hunter Diamond debuts four free shows’ worth of new material at the Whistler, Matthew Rachman Gallery opens a new exhibit of Wesley Willis’s artwork, and more.
City of Djinn wed psychedelic drone rock to Arabic tradition, Good Kids Mad City throw a beach party to commemorate the 1919 race riots, and more.
Chicago’s hip-hop scene overflows with such variety and abundance that it’s impossible to show enough love to every great release—but that’s no reason not to try.
Queen Key’s outsize confidence sends a message of support to black women who know the odds are stacked against them.
Crazy Rich Asians and more goings on 8/17-8/19.
With this summer’s Eat My Pussy, Chicago rapper Queen Key proves herself a star in the making, ready to carve out a larger role for women in the city’s hip-hop scene.
Kidd is unapologetic about who he is—so of course he has a cosign from Queen Key.
Zack Stoner, who was shot to death, documented every unseen corner of Chicago hip-hop.
This show has been canceled. It would be difficult to find a single event that illustrates the scope and variety of voices that contribute to Chicago hip-hop in 2018, but this evening at the Vic offers an interesting cross section of some of the city’s most notable rising artists. Organized by hip-hop promoters By a […]
Reality TV star and tattoo artist Phor showcases his rap skills at 1st Ward, tape label Love Lion pays tribute to the Chicago underground, and more.