Bandcamp’s daylong inducement to music-shopping sprees, rebooted yet again last month, returns for its latest iteration on September 3. On the first Friday of the month for the rest of the year, the online music store will pass along its usual cut of sales to independent musicians and labels—a practice it began almost a year […]
Chicago postpunk upstarts Stuck can make tension boil over slowly, and you can feel it all over their 2020 debut, Change Is Bad. In April 2021, they convened at Jamdek Studios to knock out a quick-and-dirty recording, intending its release to renew interest in the band as clubs, promoters, and artists prepared to re-emerge thanks […]
We’re not out of the woods after more than a year of this, but we can still be grateful for the little things.
Chicago “frog rock” four-piece Floatie talk about the lost year of COVID, finding inspiration in adventure novels, and their complicated but congenial songs.
Chicago underground rock stayed great through a terrible year, and Born Yesterday released some of the best.
In the past few weeks, the Reader has recommended three dozen Bandcamp releases—and this Friday, the service will again pass its share of revenue along to artists.
Close your eyes and picture yourself at your favorite local venue while listening to these new releases.
Workaholic Chicago rocker and audio engineer Greg Obis has suffered through a challenging five years. Both of his parents died (his mother in 2015, his father in 2018), and his ferocious but underrated punk band Yeesh broke up in 2017. That same year, Obis spent time on the road playing bass in indie-rock outfit Clearance; […]
On March 20, Bandcamp responds to the pandemic by giving up its cut so that all your money supports musicians. Here are six local acts to start with.
Highlights from the filmography of Stuart Gordon
Joseph Chotosh turned his rage inward