Jill Hopkins is a Chicago broadcaster, DJ, writer, musician, and storyteller. After an eight-year stint at Vocalo Radio, Hopkins kicked off 2022 by joining the Metro family of venues (which […]
We’re not out of the woods after more than a year of this, but we can still be grateful for the little things.
Ric Wilson’s single arrived in the midst of this summer’s protests but carried the knowledge of uncounted protests that came before.
Whether through organizing, the arts, or social media, these individuals took the year by the horns and made their mark on Chicago—and the world.
Montana Macks drops a collection of soulful instrumentals, Quiet Pterodactyl releases an all-star compilation to benefit Chicago music venues, and more.
Did Chicago musicians booked for Lollapalooza know their sets might look like an endorsement of Mayor Lightfoot?
Chicago rapper and prison abolitionist Ric Wilson knows the joy of combing through history for jewels of knowledge that enrich his connection to his hometown’s multifaceted Black communities. He also […]
Chicago rockers Case make wispy, folky, heart-on-sleeve songs well-suited for coffeehouses and 2000s indie bands. Their style isn’t exactly en vogue, but the five-piece are skilled enough to draw on […]
Photographer Tim Nagle went behind the scenes with Ric Wilson at his Pitchfork 2019 performance.
This year Pitchfork booked enough acts from in and around Chicago to fill one side of a 90-minute cassette.
The ‘industry plant’ is hip-hop’s favorite conspiracy theory, used to discredit breakout successes—and it’s spreading to other genres, where it’s no more plausible.
Headliners Robyn, Haim, and the Isley Brothers are joined on the bill by the likes of Pusha T, Stereolab, and Mavis Staples.
The average music fest can live and die based the strength of its lineup, but North Coast Music Festival is no average festival. Now in its ninth year, North Coast […]
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.
A screening of Full Metal Jacket in 35mm and more goings-on 6/1-6/3.