Songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Vivian McConnell comes from a musical family, and she began enmeshing herself in Chicago’s music scene in the early 2010s, around the time she moved here from […]
Here’s where to see who voted for what and how the points got divvied up.
The Reader polled dozens of critics to arrive at an absolutely indisputable ranked list of several hundred records that will definitely not start any arguments.
This week’s featured gig poster was created by Florida artist and musician Dnl Hrs.
A hip-hop Barber of Seville comes to three city parks, the Logan Boulevard Skate Park hosts a benefit show for Between Friends, and more.
Dusty Groove sells off thousands of LPs for a dollar each, anonymous local dark-ambient producer Faithful drops a free EP, and more.
Current musical obsessions of Dave Collis from Slow Mass, Macie Stewart from Ohmme, and Leor Galil from the Reader
Should Chicago posthardcore band Slow Mass be asked to point to the physical place they started, that would be Lincoln Park’s Bourgeois Pig Cafe; bassist-vocalist Mercedes Webb met guitarist Josh […]
The members of Stay Asleep may have emo pedigrees, but “Misanthrope” is hard, heavy, and mean.
Instrumental prog-fusion wizards Monobody celebrate a new split album, the Co-Prosperity Sphere hosts 32 DJs in 24 hours to benefit Lumpen Radio, and more.
The new album from Chicago emo band Into It. Over It. is an graceful ode to aging ungracefully.
This week’s featured gig poster was created by local artist Ryan Duggan.
The Reader has the great debut song and video from this local punk outfit.