Current musical obsessions of Blake Edwards (aka noise artist Vertonen) and WLUW veteran Philip von Zweck
The local postpunk legends are back.
At a Yob show in February he turned the Flat Iron into a white-hot doom-metal blast furnace, and at this year’s Dark Lord Day he made High on Fire’s stampeding barbarian metal sound as overwhelming outside as I’ve ever heard it indoors.
Swedish reedist and record collector Mats Gustafsson interviews fellow discaholic R. Crumb.
What’s on the Agenda for Saturday, August 25, 2012
Thumbs down on the new Nirvana box set, thumbs up on a new iPad app, and much more
Shellac headlined the new Brilliant Corners of Popular Amusements festival in Eckhart Park Sunday.
Our guide to the World Music Festival and the music you should be checking out this fall
The new Brilliant Corners of Popular Amusements festival presents Dan Deacon, Shellac, and some actual clowns
Plus: A transformed Singer returns for a second album, and Parallax Sounds, a doc on Chicago architecture and music, needs your support
A double album of the comedy stylings of Shellac from Chunklet’s Henry Owings
Albini skips sausage party, wins six grand. Plus: Kanye lives it up at Buca di Beppo, Tortoise trysts with Beck, and more.
If it’s heavy and it was recorded in Chicago, there’s a good chance Sanford Parker was at the mixing board.
Last-minute ticket gift ideas.
This week’s Early Warnings concert announcements include Capitalist Casualties, the Chieftains, Gilberto Gil, Shellac, the Ex, Woods, and Real Estate.