Chicago postpunk band Ganser made their new remix EP with help from social-media connections built during lockdown.
Deeper stream from the Cultural Center for the anniversary of Auto-Pain
Deeper stream from the Cultural Center for the anniversary of Auto-Pain, YouTube channel the Fireside Tapes uploads late-90s sets from the storied venue, and more.
Reunion Chicago, Slo ’Mo, and Open Television throw a three-night virtual Pride party
Reunion Chicago, Slo ’Mo, and Open Television throw a three-night virtual Pride party, Brent Gutzeit of TV Pow assembles a massive compilation to benefit the fight for racial justice, and more.
Macie Stewart of Ohmme on a band to smile and dance to
Current musical obsessions of Dave Collis from Slow Mass, Macie Stewart from Ohmme, and Leor Galil from the Reader
Chicago producer Larry Sturm worked with Steve ‘Silk’ Hurley and Naked Raygun—just for starters
His influential career took him from house and punk to gigs for the likes of Prince, Destiny’s Child, and Michael Jackson.
Rhymefest works the links between hip-hop and the blues
Che “Rhymefest” Smith’s devotion to Chicago’s black cultural legacy finds a new outlet in a Billy Branch remix.
12 O’Clock Track: Diplo & Usher, “Climax (Dave Sitek remix)”
TV on the Radio’s Dave Sitek dubs out an R&B jam
2001, Wizard of Oz, and Top Gun—Fast
New York’s Fair Use Trio remixes sped-up versions of “2001: A Space Odyssey,” “The Wizard of Oz,” and “Top Gun,” Tuesday 3/16 at The Nightingale.
Chopped and Sade’d
I’m thankful for fan-made Sade remixes.
Local Release Roundup
A hip-hop response to Derrion Albert’s death, a mix tape from “the future of rap,” power pop from a garage great, and more
Slappin’ your troubles away
The only Slap Chop remix that deserves to live
“Bad Things” gone good
DJ Tiga does right by everybody who’s a freak for the freaky vampires of “True Blood.”