Dumpster Tapes showcases local Latinx talent at the second annual Demolición, Chicago groove machines the Lowdown Brass Band celebrate a new album, and more.
In Rotation: Alex Fryer of Dumpster Tapes on the best Donnas songs to play for a crush
Current musical obsessions of Dumpster Tapes cofounder Alex Fryer, Justin Vittori of Rainbow Gun Show, and the Reader‘s Leor Galil
In Rotation: Dave Mata of Impala Sound Champions on two decades of Danny Akalepse beats
Current musical obsessions of The-Drum’s Jeremiah Meece and Dave Mata of Impala Sound Champions
The Secret History of Chicago Music: Rob Riley & Domenic Bucci
SNL alumnus Rob Riley and coconspirator Domenic Bucci cut a novelty record about the 1979 blizzard.
How do record stores get such great used vinyl?
When record stores aren’t buying used vinyl directly from the public, they might find a carload of goodies at the Chicagoland Record Collectors Show.
Gossip Wolf: Locrian’s Andre Foisy teaches yoga for your grimmest chakra
Yoga for your grimmest chakra, new music from Catholic Tapes, and more
The Secret History of Chicago Music: Epicycle
Epicycle’s brief career ended more than 30 years ago, but this North Shore punk band is still inspiring reissues today.
The long game of soul singer Doug Shorts
Doug Shorts has been a doorman, a karate instructor, even an extra in an Adam Sandler movie—and now he might finally make it as a soul singer.
Rancid to offer 2012’s most ridiculous reissue set
All of the legendary punk band’s music and all of the thrill of turning a record over every five minutes