Bandcamp Friday lets you be sure that basically all your money will reach the people who made what you’re buying.
Shannon Candy has used quarantine to make her first solo album, Izzy Yellen drops a decompression soundtrack of ambient guitar and banjo, and more.
Underground rock festival Ian’s Party is run mostly by volunteers, which helps it feel like a community instead of a branding exercise.
Current musical obsessions of Strawberry Jacuzzi’s Shannon Candy, Rahim Salaam of the What About Chicago?! podcast, and Reader staff writer Leor Galil
Chicago artists celebrate late AACM cofounder Kelan Phil Cohran, and the new No Bros Allowed zine and monthly showcase opposes masculine-identified boneheadedness.
Adele Nicholas of Axons and Impossible Colors is also a self-employed civil rights lawyer—and she’s releasing a compilation to benefit the Chicago Community Bond Fund.
New local rock releases from Bleach Party, Coaster, Fake Limbs, Lala Lala, Strawberry Jacuzzi, and Swimsuit Addition
Shannon Candy of Strawberry Jacuzzi launches her label in time for Cassette Store Day, Chicago musicians turn up in Joe Swanberg’s Easy, and more.
The Black and Brown Punk Show Collective’s annual festival returns, the Lemons and Paul Cherry collaborate on a split cassette, and more.