On December 13, I took a long drive to Des Plaines to pick up relatives of my friend Perry Kanlan, a showbiz-adjacent eccentric known as Dancin’ Man. The time on […]
Record Store Day usually takes place in the spring (well, before the pandemic it did), but in 2011 its organizers launched a Black Friday spin-off. Since then I’ve become increasingly […]
If you have the money to help Chicago’s record stores stay in business long enough to reopen, here are your options.
Longtime Reckless Records buyer Jim Magas quits to spend more time with his music, emo four-piece Kittyhawk play their first show in more than three years, and more.
Details about discounts, giveaways, in-store performances, and more at three dozen shops—with an interactive map and alphabetized listings
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.
Current musical obsessions of singer-songwriter Micha, Half Gringa front woman Izzy Olive, and Reader staff writer Leor Galil
Record Store Day is a great time to get acquainted with the neighborhood shops that don’t partake in the annual retail circus.
Matt Jencik of Implodes makes his solo debut with an album of gorgeous drone, the Love Lion label releases a cassette of vintage gospel to benefit Black Lives Matter, and more.
Also, a group of pastors is suing the state over the gay conversion therapy ban.
Reckless Records various locations reckless.com Runner-Up: Laurie’s Planet of Sound
Rabble Rabble celebrate a new record at the third Good Vybes Fest, Twin Peaks sign LPs bundled with coloring books at Reckless, and more.
Disgusting local hardcore has a red-letter day, Dame Darcy and Lisa “Suckdog” Carver bring a strange new show to Bridgeport, and more.
VICE‘s rundown of Chicago restaurants, bars, and shops is a DON’T.
The local trio play tonight at Hideout and Sunday at Reckless.