This week’s featured gig poster was designed for the HotHouse by graphic designer and photographer Shelley Hiam.
Chicago indie rockers Ratboys recently released their best album yet, and though they can’t tour, they’re finding ways to stay connected to their fans.
Photographer Brittany Sowacke uses double exposures and prisms to give her concert shots an otherworldly beauty.
This weekend Chicago garage rockers White Mystery debut the title track of their eighth annual 4/20 release—and play the Burger Revolution at 1st Ward.
The new band features members of Obnox and OBN IIIs.
Songs: Ohia and Magnolia Electric Co. front man Jason Molina produced a prodigious catalog of stark and heartbreaking music. Then he disappeared.
A classic cut of unhinged garage rock from the recently reunited trio.
While Mayor Rahm sang a song of self-love at SXSW, four teen poets from Englewood spoke the truth about what’s really going on in Chicago.
Corporate brands team up with buzzing bands to throw parties at SXSW—it’s probably a good thing for the people behind URL-born music festival SPF420, who are throwing an unofficial showcase in Austin this afternoon.
Caleb James grew up in his father’s studio, and now he’s ready to join his friends Chance the Rapper and Vic Mensa in the spotlight.
The British producer’s latest single is a subterranean R&B banger delivered via a dark neo-futuristic synth pattern reminiscent of 80s sci-fi scores.
Chance the Rapper drops Acid Rap—and it’s going to take him to places he’s only imagined.
Anarcho-rapper noiseniks make a sufficiently wild concert video.
Thoughts surrounding DAM, the first Palestinian rap group, who performs in Chicago on Friday.
Given that South by Southwest’s influence is on the wane, should upstart bands still bother playing the festival?