Just in case you’ve been waiting to spend your monthly music budget till more of it would go to artists and labels
Many prolific musicians call Chicago home, but multi-instrumentalist Ben Baker Billington is a veritable Energizer Bunny. He’s been contributing otherworldly experimental sounds to the scene since his mid-aughts stint in noise project Druids of Huge, and his musical resumé is too long to reproduce in full here. Any outre artist looking for an open-minded collaborator […]
Hogg drop a new LP of tense, ritualistic throb ’n’ roll, Elastic Arts hosts the 15th annual Sonic Celluloid multimedia mashup, and more.
Busy drummer Ben Billington releases music from two of his bazillion bands, black digital media platform the TRiiBE crowdfunds new projects, and more.
Current musical obsessions of Resonance Series cocurator Ben Baker Billington, Angel Marcloid of Fire-Toolz, and the Reader’s Luca Cimarusti
These modest Chicago imprints have gotten so good at what they do that they’re shaping music scenes far and wide.
Cable-access dance party Chic-a-Go-Go celebrates its 1,000th episode, Al Jourgensen of Ministry appears on the next Ono album, and more.
A folk chanteuse who soulfully sublimates her noisy past into transcendent performances full of pained howls and delicate melodies
More one-take split cassettes from Hausu Mountain, a new long-distance LP from Slushy, and more
Help for two former Chicagoans caught in the SXSW hit-and-run, new music from the Lemons, and more
Night Terror’s debut full-length, a new juke collection from DJ Earl, and a benefit show against handgun violence
New tapes from Teen River, news from superduo Acteurs (Disappears, White/Light), and more.
Challenges of music journalism, plus news on local hip-hop, garage rock, and synthy experiments
A one-man hip-hop pizza party, and more
Quicksails and Ryley Walker, out on tour for the past two weeks, play a homecoming show Sunday at a local DIY space.