Tonic Room transforms itself into Golden Dagger, and Eleventh Dream Day release the surprise double album Since Grazed.
New talent buyer Zoey Victoria stirs up Tonic Room, the Hideout hosts a livestream to benefit Chicago Community Jail Support, and more.
Mavis Staples drops a benefit single to help Chicago seniors survive the pandemic, Mukqs embarks on a weekly series of live-recorded experimental EPs, and more.
You can still support artists and staff by buying merch and donating to fundraisers.
With his next album, Roy Kinsey wants to make the music he wishes he’d heard as a young queer man of color.
Thirty years for My Life With the Thrill Kill Kult, ten years for White Mystery, six years for the All Smiles hip-hop showcase, 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.
L.A. VanGosh teams up with his friends from the Private Stock collective for a new EP and a Thursday toy drive at Tonic Room.
Beloved underground rapper Mic One passes on too soon, Donnie Biggins of Harmonica Dunn takes over as booker at FitzGerald’s, and more.
Hip-hop producer Paul Gulyas makes his album debut as Cutta, Bucket O’ Blood teams up with Baderbrau for a Riot Fest party, and more.
Ty Segall hangs his first art show in Chicago, hip-hop showcase All Smiles puts together a top-shelf March lineup, and more.
Rich Jones launched the monthly hip-hop series All Smiles at Tonic Room in April 2012, and it’s since grown into a Lincoln Park oasis for the local scene.
Disgusting local hardcore has a red-letter day, Dame Darcy and Lisa “Suckdog” Carver bring a strange new show to Bridgeport, and more.
The local rapper takes the stage after helping put so many others on one.
Spektral Quartet crowdfunds modern-classical ringtones, Dean Ween sits in with a local Ween tribute band, and more.