I still can’t do anything but guess about the long-term significance of last month’s news that Bandcamp has been acquired by Epic Games. Or maybe I should say “worry,” not “guess.” I cherish Bandcamp because it caters to artists who have little to no interest in the mainstream music business, and I don’t want that […]
Young indie rockers Friko celebrate a sophisticated new EP with a springtime show
Friko front man Niko Kapetan is a key player in Chicago’s young indie-rock underground. His band belongs to a tight-knit community that also includes like-minded acts Lifeguard, Post Office Winter, Dwaal Troupe, and Horsegirl—the connections among them are too numerous to list here, but to pick one example, Kapetan helped engineer and produce Horsegirl’s 2020 […]
James Swanberg of Today’s Hits plays 100 songs at one show
James Swanberg of Today’s Hits plays 100 songs at one show, the You Are Here festival sets up a maze beneath Thalia Hall, and more.
Gossip Wolf: Booker Matt Kimmel leaves the Burlington (and Chicago, for now)
Matt Kimmel’s good-bye to booking the Burlington, emo royalty at American Football, a new Swearwords EP, and more
Ribfest Chicago 2013
Ribfest Chicago features 20 bands, including Bobby Bare Jr. and Mucca Pazza—plus 25 tons of pork.