Chicago indie rockers Ratboys recently released their best album yet, and though they can’t tour, they’re finding ways to stay connected to their fans.
The Smart Studios Story, opening the Chicago International Movies & Music Festival, revisits the Madison recording studio that nurtured the indie rock of the 90s.
Also, a finalist for Chicago Police Department chief is critical of Rahm’s handling of Laquan McDonald case.
Also, LCD Soundsystem, Radiohead, and the Red Hot Chili Peppers dominate Lollapalooza rumors.
Gossip Wolf guesses about the Lolla lineup, the Hideout throws its annual party for local acts heading to SXSW, and more.
Help for two former Chicagoans caught in the SXSW hit-and-run, new music from the Lemons, and more
Corporate brands team up with buzzing bands to throw parties at SXSW—it’s probably a good thing for the people behind URL-born music festival SPF420, who are throwing an unofficial showcase in Austin this afternoon.
What’s on the Reader‘s Agenda for Saturday, March 8
Caleb James grew up in his father’s studio, and now he’s ready to join his friends Chance the Rapper and Vic Mensa in the spotlight.
Couldn’t get enough of Chicago MC Chance the Rapper in the Reader‘s B Side cover feature?
Chance the Rapper drops Acid Rap—and it’s going to take him to places he’s only imagined.
Hollywood Holt produces Beyonce and Andre 3000, Fielded shares a track, and more
Given that South by Southwest’s influence is on the wane, should upstart bands still bother playing the festival?
A video compilation of our experience at SXSW 2013
The biggest rapper of 2012—plus Shoes and Fielded—save my Friday at SXSW.