A teenage Jamie Hodge enchanted the international underground-dance community in 1993 with his debut 12-inch as Born Under a Rhyming Planet, Analog: Heaven. Techno figurehead Richie Hawtin released Hodge’s music […]
Lyra Pramuk’s music has a sparklingly ethereal, woodland quality—like disco meets Midsommar (minus any residual fascism). The Berlin-based artist was born in Pennsylvania and grew up singing in small-town church […]
Chicago goth trio Pixel Grip invite you to dance on straight white capitalism’s grave.
This week’s featured gig poster was designed by DJ M. Sylvia using visual elements from Andrew Panahon and Tima Fei.
Drummer Gerald Cleaver has explored the edges of jazz in a career that’s already stretched over more than four decades. On last year’s What Is to Be Done (Clean Feed) […]
Kim Petras opens for South African singer-songwriter Troye Sivan at the Chicago Theatre this weekend.
Berlin-based producer and singer Laurel Halo makes a rare Chicago appearance to headline the Empty Bottle on Tuesday night.
Minimal techno master Wolfgang Voigt returns to Chicago with his most beloved project, Gas, and answers questions from Whitney Johnson of Matchess.
This week eccentric Chicago label Hausu Mountain releases Black Hat’s Impossible World and World War’s Soundsystem.
Current musical obsessions of Parlour Tapes cofounder Jenna Lyle, techno artist and composer Eric Fernandez, and Reader critic Peter Margasak
Plus: pieces about the queer experience in contemporary dance and the intimacy of abrasive noise
This year’s Ruido Fest spans genres and generations, with Intocable, Bomba Estéreo, Molotov, Julieta Venegas, Titán, El Guincho, Ruido Rosa, and many more.
The Reader cherry-picks some favorite music stories from the past week of the Internet.
A young DJ spends 20 years chasing the euphoria of his first brush with garage techno in Mia Hansen-Løve’s latest.
In these excerpts from his lively and meticulous new book, The Underground Is Massive: How Electronic Dance Music Conquered America, longtime Reader contributor Michaelangelo Matos chronicles the three-decade ascent of EDM.