Over the past two and a half years, I’ve assembled a lot of lists for Bandcamp Friday. I like sharing music that’s unfamiliar to people, and the occasion of a Bandcamp Friday—a 24-hour period when the platform passes along its usual cut of sales revenue to the artists and labels who made it a success—seems […]
Annie Fish simulates her dream of 90s alt-rock stardom
On Friday, September 16, Chicago singer, songwriter, and cartoonist Annie Fish will drop Weird Like Me, an album so steeped in classic alt-rock you’ll half believe Fish recorded it with Flood in 1993. Weird Like Me is a concept record about Fish’s childhood rock dreams, which she says she abandoned after seeing how the “powers […]
Third Coast Percussion’s family tree on the gig poster of the week
This week’s featured gig poster was designed by Sonnenzimmer (aka Nick Butcher and Nadine Nakanishi).
Nick Butcher of Sonnenzimmer drops a time-traveling solo album
Nick Butcher of Sonnenzimmer drops a time-traveling solo album, Pugs Atomz collects a decade of his music on a star-studded compilation, and more.
SAIC fashion professor wears the same outfit every day
Abigail Glaum-Lathbury promotes conscious fashion with her unisex and multipurpose jumpsuit, a special edition of which will soon be made from discarded Ivanka Trump-brand garments.
After a three-story fall, Continental bartender Greg Shirilla needs help getting back on his feet
Continental bartender Greg Shirilla needs help getting back on his feet, the Hideout’s Back to School Ball raises money for Intonation Music Workshop, and more.
Sonnenzimmer cofounder Nick Butcher on one of the TR-808’s earliest star turns
Current musical obsessions of artists Nick Butcher and Alex Valentine and Reader music critic Peter Margasak
Standing out at an art opening
Street View, featuring gallerist Ceri Hand looking cozy and stylish at Sonnenzimmer’s opening
Recapping Pitchfork’s second day: Weather forecasts suck, and Sleater-Kinney rules
An unexpected storm briefly shut down the festival, but a triumphant Sleater-Kinney set waited at the end of the rainbow.
A bigger, better Medium Cool returns
Chicago’s own art book fair and objects shop is back for a second year.
Gig poster of the week: No Age gets abstract
This week’s gig poster was designed by local artist Sonnenzimmer.
Best Local Alternative to Urban Outfitters
Recently relocated to one of Ukrainian Village’s busiest corners, they select a special theme each season
Gig poster of the week: Cave dwelling with Bill Callahan
This week’s gig poster was created by local design team Sonnenzimmer.
Sonnenzimmer studio turns off the dark
Nick Butcher and Nadine Nakanishi are artists who actually want you to understand their work.
Gig poster of the week
This week’s gig poster is a collaboration between Lukas Abubeker and Sonnenzimmer for the Eternals New Year’s Ever show at Hideout.