TALsounds and Matchess braid their music together on the debut of Damiana, Chi-ROCK Nation celebrate hip-hop heritage with a monthlong exhibit, and more.
Pitchfork and New City both recently tackled Chicago’s music scene in 1993, but neither gave much love to the beautiful, eclectic art-pop of Shrimp Boat.
Current musical obsessions of the Sea and Cake front man Sam Prekop, artist David Hartt, and Reader critic Peter Margasak
More one-take split cassettes from Hausu Mountain, a new long-distance LP from Slushy, and more
What’s on the Reader‘s Agenda for Sunday, January 5
The best shows to see through Sunday include DonChristian & Rahel, Otis Clay, and Sam Prekop.
Check out the collaborations created for Chicago Film Archives’s 2013 Media Mixer
Silver apples for the Owl’s Silver Apples show, the CFA’s second annual media mixer, and more.
Even more recommendations for this weekend’s Neon Marshmallow Music Festival: Daniel Lopatin (aka Oneohtrix Point Never), Mountains, Bill Orcutt, and Sonic Celluloid.
A collaboration between Dan Smith (who runs the Neon Blossom cassette label) and Matt Kimmell (who maintains the concert-video site acid-marshmallow.com), the Neon Marshmallow Music Festival showcases notable names in experimental music, from drone to noise to ambient to electronic. For its second edition, the fest moves from the Viaduct Theater to the Empty Bottle […]
The electronic musicians discuss the Buchla, music tech, and infinity.
A first look at HoZac’s lineup for the party you won’t remember. Plus: Tyler Jon Tyler on Shameless, David Daniell’s comp for Japan, and more
Epitonic 2.0, Sam Prekop listens to music, Karate’s front man moves to town, and more