When guitar wunderkind Ryley Walker releases his first album of proper songs in a couple of years, this new glimpse at where he’s headed in his music is cause to rejoice. The Rockford native shredded in a noisy fashion as a youth, playing in free-jazzin’ bands Heat Death and Tiger Hatchery, but about a decade […]
Many prolific musicians call Chicago home, but multi-instrumentalist Ben Baker Billington is a veritable Energizer Bunny. He’s been contributing otherworldly experimental sounds to the scene since his mid-aughts stint in noise project Druids of Huge, and his musical resumé is too long to reproduce in full here. Any outre artist looking for an open-minded collaborator […]
Electronic musician Angel Marcloid drops a new collage barrage as Fire-Toolz, Groove Cafe releases a compilation to benefit rebuilding efforts in Puerto Rico, and more.
Busy drummer Ben Billington releases music from two of his bazillion bands, black digital media platform the TRiiBE crowdfunds new projects, and more.
Help for two former Chicagoans caught in the SXSW hit-and-run, new music from the Lemons, and more
Musical options for the early part of your week
Plus a Q&A with front man Bill Satek to learn more about the band’s beginnings, his career as a pipe fitter, and his youthful days spent waiting for Raekwon’s Only Built 4 Cuban Linx.
Quicksails and Ryley Walker, out on tour for the past two weeks, play a homecoming show Sunday at a local DIY space.
The Mopery’s final show
A collaboration between Dan Smith (who runs the Neon Blossom cassette label) and Matt Kimmell (who maintains the concert-video site acid-marshmallow.com), the Neon Marshmallow Music Festival showcases notable names in experimental music, from drone to noise to ambient to electronic. For its second edition, the fest moves from the Viaduct Theater to the Empty Bottle […]
On Saturday night Enemy is hosting a benefit show for Joe Raglani and Steve Hauschildt, who had most of their gear stolen at No Fun Fest in New York.