Chicago Vinyl Connection celebrates one year of bringing independent record sellers, vintage vendors, and music lovers together with today’s latest edition of their nomadic gatherings of good times dealers. Thousands of new and used albums will be for sale this afternoon at Chicago Vinyl Connection 010 from a long list of locals, including South Rhodes […]
“You bring people together and something will always happen. . . . The how is pretty easy, but the why is more important to me.”
Named after a Mayan term that roughly translates to “place of fear,” Southern California trio Xibalba have been blending strains of metal and hardcore for nearly 14 years. They’ve increasingly leaned into their Latino heritage (they sing in both Spanish and English) and their death-metal influences, while expanding into new moods and song structures; on […]
Multi-instrumentalist Yuto Winston Kanii moved to Chicago a couple years ago, and he’s kept busy with his easygoing solo indie-pop project, Damacy. He grew up in the Louisville area, where he began playing in bands in high school, and by his early 20s he’d achieved a smidgen of local popularity as the front man for […]
Drummer Gerald Cleaver has explored the edges of jazz in a career that’s already stretched over more than four decades. On last year’s What Is to Be Done (Clean Feed) he joined saxophonist Larry Ochs and Wilco guitarist Nels Cline for a set that swayed and jerked about in the space between free playing, ambience, […]
Close your eyes and picture yourself at your favorite local venue while listening to these new releases.
If you have the money to help Chicago’s record stores stay in business long enough to reopen, here are your options.
Concerts are all canceled, but you can still support artists by buying their albums.
Danielle Beverly’s Dusty Groove: The Sound of Transition tells intimate stories about our deep connection to music.
This week’s featured gig poster was created by local artist and musician Ethan D’Ercole.
Italian label SSLD Records is back with the help of local Nick Mayor.
Ten Reader writers review 15 new records, including Pallbearer’s stately, mournful doom, Willis Earl Beal’s raw, mystical antipop, and Jack Ruby’s staggeringly savage no wave.
Andrew Bird talks to Brett and Rennie Sparks of the Handsome Family.
Current musical obsessions of Dumpster Tapes cofounder Alex Fryer, Justin Vittori of Rainbow Gun Show, and the Reader‘s Leor Galil
This month’s release roundup includes White Lung’s witchy two-minute mantras, Monarch’s crawling tectonic doom, and Sir Michael Rocks’s bleakly sunny party rap.