On losing a loved one at the Thompson Center
Terence Hannum is perhaps best known as the keyboardist and vocalist of prolific Chicago-born experimental metal trio Locrian, who blend dense, crushing drones and harsh, sweeping black metal to stir up some serious dark energy. But Hannum is also an accomplished visual artist, writer, and solo musician. I was expecting his brand-new album, Dissolving the […]
In this hellish age, true celebrations feel few and far between, but the first new Cabaret Voltaire album in 26 years is definitely cause for rejoicing. Its title, Shadow of Fear, sticks to this UK group’s usual dystopian vibe; they kicked off the 1980 album The Voice of America by addressing the messed-up state of […]
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Carli Blanco shot herself to death at 14, highlighting the growing teen suicide risk.
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The Royal Flairs got started in Council Bluffs, Iowa, moved to Chicago in 1965, and split up after their front man was shot protecting a go-go dancer.
Christine stars Rebecca Hall as the Florida journalist who shot herself on the air.
Permanent Records celebrates its odds-defying tenth anniversary, Comfort Station hosts the inaugural ZINEmercado festival, and more.
Chicago label Deep Space Objects compiles a constellation of diverse electronic tracks, Lord Mantis drummer Bill Bumgardner dies at 35, and more.