Everything about this year’s Fed Up Fest—the bystander intervention training, the panel discussions on aging in punk, the frenzied yet thoughtful music—manifested the spirit of resistance, hope, and direct action.
The new Chicago chapter of Good Night Out joins the fight to reform a nightlife culture that too often turns a blind eye to harassment and sexual assault.
Heavy Times play a last hometown show before guitarist Matt Courtade moves to LA, Jes Skolnik of Split Feet decamps to New York for a Bandcamp job, and more.
Martin Kemp, bassist for the New Romantic torchbearers, talks to Jes Skolnik of Chicago postpunks Split Feet and arts nonprofit Pure Joy.
The four-piece’s new LP is great, moody postpunk.
Spooky punks Split Feet celebrate their full-length debut, Cut Cats Courier throws a benefit show for the Center for Workplace Democracy, and more.
Pure Joy plans a venue that’s welcoming to everyone, Spektral Quartet releases its contemporary-classical ringtones, and more
What’s on the Reader‘s Agenda for Wednesday, January 22
Gossip Wolf: BLVD books its first CNCRT, Dowsing shakes up its roster, rapper Milo moves to town, and more.