Nothing against “Monster Mash,” but Chicago has spawned lots of scary songs that sound good all year—these 13 tracks cover house, psych rock, techno, boogie, hip-hop, extreme metal, pop punk, and more.
Revisiting the old haunts of legendary 90s hardcore band Los Crudos provides a miniature history of gentrification and activism in Chicago.
Current musical obsessions of Wedding Dress guitarist Erin Elders and Adam Mohundro from Tinkerbelles
Red Scare Industries celebrates ten years, and The-Drum launches the Lo Motion label
Riot Fest’s nostalgia party ended with lots of rain and a ripping Replacements set, but the weekend had its forward-looking moments too.
Today’s 12 O’Clock Track is Bad Religion’s “I Want to Conquer the World.”
The first day of the Humboldt Park festival featured performances from Danzig, Joan Jett, Saul Williams, Screeching Weasel, and more!
Day one of Riot Fest features Danzig, Joan Jett, Fall Out Boy, and more.
Our guide to the Umbrella Music Festival and much more
WBEZ ’s music man has a case of the grumpies. Plus: a midwest supergroup hits Record Store Day, Weaselfest bites it, Bill Dolan comes back for free pizza, and more
Chicago’s Whitney Young High School was allowed to compete in basketball playoffs despite recruiting violations that should have sidelined the team. (Tribune) President Obama came home from South America, only to find himself locked out of the White House. (The Hill) Chicago lost 200,000 residents over the last decade, according to the census. But it’s […]
A local multimedia artist makes noise you can almost touch. Plus: Wild Flag tops the latest Pitchfork rumors, Ben Weasel
loses some fans at SXSW, and more
This week’s Early Warnings include the Detroit Cobras, Motorhead, Steve Ignorant of Crass, Ty Segall, the Flatlanders, and Screeching Weasel.
This week’s Early Warnings include the Drive-By Truckers, Murder by Death, O’Death, Rival Schools, Salt-n-Pepa, Yann Tiersen, Rocky Votolato & Matt Pond, and the Weasel 25th Anniversary Festival.
The fifth and most ambitious installment of the local punk blowout runs October 7-11, featuring Screeching Weasel, the Murder City Devils, Cock Sparrer, Dead Milkmen, NOFX, 7 Seconds, Alkaline Trio, 88 Fingers Louie, and others