Steve Mizek’s Argot label celebrates five years of top-shelf electronic music, Cole’s hosts a Halloween cover-band benefit for Mexico and Puerto Rico, and more.
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Chicago label Deep Space Objects compiles a constellation of diverse electronic tracks
Chicago label Deep Space Objects compiles a constellation of diverse electronic tracks, Lord Mantis drummer Bill Bumgardner dies at 35, and more.
Dan Whitaker & the Shinebenders work hard for hard-working country fans
Dan Whitaker & the Shinebenders work hard for hard-working country fans, Myth Fest debuts with an ambitious bill of international electronic music, and more.
Boiler Room celebrates Chicago and Detroit’s electronic legacy
The notorious international pop-up party brings the two midwestern cities together with a four-show series beginning tomorrow night at Evil Olive.
Mysterious electronic producer T.B. Arthur makes his North American debut tomorrow night at Smart Bar
The enigmatic techno producer makes his second live appearance.
Looks like Blake Schwarzenbach of Jawbreaker will be joining Cap’n Jazz
Cap’n Jazz plans to recruit Blake Schwarzenbach of Jawbreaker, Smart Bar launches a record label, and more.
Six of the month’s best Chicago releases in rock, rap, and dance
Reviews of new music by Flesh Panthers, J Fernandez, Lil Durk, the Singleman Affair, T.B. Arthur, and the Valenteens
Reader track premiere: An electronic-music tribute to Smart Bar bouncer Karl Stein
Next month local electronic label Argot will release Thanks, Karl, a tribute to a Smart Bar bouncer made by a couple of the club’s junior residents, Olin & Savile.
The return of Dance Mania Records
Dance Mania Records helped birth ghetto house, juke, and footwork music—now it’s back to court the EDM crowd.
Label founders speak for themselves: the rest
Even more label founders speak for themselves
In Rotation: Little White Earbuds’ Steve Mizek on unreleased music
Steve Mizek on unreleased music, Tal Rosenberg on Fleetwood Mac, and Mica Alaniz on 90s R&B
Three Beats: A tape from the band that spawned Vee Dee, Daily Void, and Nobunny
Plus: Freddie Gibbs cuts an EP in 24 hours, and Little White Earbuds launches a label