Some concert options for tonight, if you’re looking to listen to something other than your digestion: Even though the midterm results earlier this month offered a few bright spots for pro-choice advocates, there’s no denying that the overturning of Roe v. Wade in the Dobbs decision earlier this year fits a pattern of attacks on […]
Sonny had spent years making music for an audience of himself when he began to understand that other people liked it too. The Chicago rapper can pinpoint a few key moments: At a party he went to in 2019, the crowd was dead, and his manager at the time commandeered the sound system to throw […]
At VSOP Studios in West Town, Naomi Graham sits on a black couch humming a song she’s working on called “Tainted Subs.” She has on a black hoodie and leggings and cheetah-print Crocs. She wears her hair in a black bob with a silver stripe across the front. She’s recording material for her debut rap […]
This year’s Summer Fair represents a passing of the torch and merging of communities in the historic neighborhood.
East Chicago-born DJ Drip balances business studies at Columbia College with a rapidly growing music career.
How going viral became the industry’s most crucial ingredient
A south side couple carves out a digital safe space for POC interested in outdoor recreation.
For Clee McCracken, clocks are a lifestyle.
Will we ever rent shoes again?
The pandemic separated the members of Chicago emo trio Hospital Bracelet almost a year before their thrilling debut album made a splash in the scene.
Beach Bunny singer, guitarist, and songwriter Lili Trifilio established herself as a surrogate older sister to a generation of listeners when the band’s single “Prom Queen” went viral on TikTok in 2019. The Chicago four-piece are more than a “TikTok band,” though. Sure, the teens who dominate the popular video-sharing platform connected with Trifilio’s concise […]
How local creatives made the most of the social media platform in 2020
Destress at the city’s only bunny club.
Jabari “Naledge” Evans of Kidz in the Hall talks about his doctoral dissertation, incorporating hip-hop into education, the drill scene hacking the industry, and more.
Update: This show has been canceled to help slow the spread of COVID-19. Tickets will be refunded at point of purchase. About three years ago, “Soundcloud rap” emerged as a catchall for a variety of aggressive, rock-influenced hip-hop made by digital natives operating outside the mainstream. It often felt unhelpful to group together rappers whose […]