Once again, it’s “Bandcamp day”—when almost all your money goes to the artists and labels you want to support.
In 2010, Chicago underground music maven Patrick Scott (formerly of My Lai and 97-Shiki) launched postpunk label Modern Tapes with the self-titled debut cassette from Carbondale coldwave three-piece Staring Problem. The band have since relocated to Chicago, and Scott now lives in New York City, but their relationship has remained intact: Staring Problem’s first vinyl […]
DJ Scary Lady Sarah’s Nocturna party turns 30 this weekend, the new What’s for Brek-Fest takes over the Wicker Park Emporium, and more.
Chicago rapper the Boy Illinois headlines his first show since dropping the triumphant Windy EP, three current and former Chicagoans set a piece of Finnegans Wake to music, and more.
Guitarists Ryley Walker and Bill MacKay whip up some sorely needed holiday cheer, Timbuck2Forever returns to Metro to honor the fallen Chicago DJ, and more.
Darkwave trio Staring Problem release their first new material in four years, Pinwheel Records opens in Pilsen this summer, and more.
BLVD Records gets back into gear, overlooked ska and reggae treasure Charles “Organaire” Cameron drops his first vinyl in decades, and more.
Gossip Wolf: White Car heads for the sun, new nightmarish Cemetery tunes, BLVD’s Staring Problem, and more