A Riot Fest moods Venn diagram: Bands to make you sad, bands to make you happy, and the Pizza Underground
Tell us which headliner you’re most pumped to see, and our Riot Fest flowchart will tell you who else to catch.
Chicago makes a good showing at Riot Fest—at least if you don’t count Ur Lineup Sux, Bro. Because they sux.
Music headliners at CIMMfest 2014 include Yo La Tengo and Goblin soundtracking Suspiria.
If you want to see the independent LA rap duo headline a show with excellent locals Alex Wiley and ShowYouSuck and go for free, all you need to do is answer these questions three . . .
Chicago Mixtape celebrates its third birthday this weekend with a massive fund-raiser blowout.
Boots Riley of the Coup lays some truth on straightedge Chicago party rapper ShowYouSuck.
It’s been a fantastic year for Chicago hip-hop, and there are more ways to remember it than simply listing great albums; these are five details that, in some small way, helped make 2013 such an outstanding year in local rap.
An untamed benefit show for the Rebuilding Exchange, and more
This week the seapunk figurehead and a member of Lucki Ecks’s Outsiders Clique offered a couple fantastic, strange clips that demand to be replayed for weeks.
What to see on Saturday at Lollapalooza 2013
The latest from the Evanston-reared rapper with the Flubber-like flow is packed with local talent.
The rising local rapper drops a new track about straight-edge, and one Reader writer reflects on his own relationship with the term and what it represents.
The bond between local hip-hop acts and the folks behind this city’s streetwear stores and brands is tight.
Chance the Rapper drops Acid Rap—and it’s going to take him to places he’s only imagined.