Since moving to Hyde Park, the Silver Room Block Party has blossomed into one of Chicago’s most important cultural institutions.
A tour and oral history of the long-gone spaces that birthed one of the foundational sounds in modern pop
New postpunk label Chicago Research charges out of the gate, the Latin Rootz DJ crew remixes Chicago Afrobeat Project, and more.
Bobbito Garcia, the Twilite Tone, and Georgia Ann Muldrow are among the performers at the free Hyde Park fest July 21.
The Chicago House Party levels up to ‘music festival’ for 2018, Andy Ortmann spends government money on subversive noise, and more.
Photos by April Alonso from the 14th annual Silver Room Block Party on Saturday, July 15
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I Kong Kult end a three-year hiatus to release their ass-shaking debut, Mako Sica hold a benefit to push back against cycling deaths, and more.
A reunion of Sonia Hassan and Ron Trent’s beloved Africa Hi-Fi DJ night closes the Harper Court Summer Music Series on Wednesday.
After a year as the new kid on the block in Hyde Park, Silver Room owner Eric Williams has restored his annual Sound System Block Party to its former glory—and then some.
Falling as usual on the third Saturday in April (4/16), the vinyl nerd’s favorite made-up holiday is celebrating its fifth year of celebrating independently owned record stores. This year’s Record Store Day attempts a coup d’etat against what the organizers call “online retailers or corporate behemoths” with the help of more than 700 stores in […]