In a world of primping Bachelorette contestants and flowery Insta influencers, a badass rocker such as Traci Trouble can feel like a true heroine. Trouble has been a reliable contributor to Chicago punk, pop punk, and rock ’n’ roll for pushing two decades, as a singer and bassist for groups including Hotlips Messiah, Paper Bullets, […]
Nothing against “Monster Mash,” but Chicago has spawned lots of scary songs that sound good all year—these 13 tracks cover house, psych rock, techno, boogie, hip-hop, extreme metal, pop punk, and more.
Grungy local supergroup Lifestyles drop their debut album, Sooper Records launches with a self-titled 12-inch by Man Without a Head, and more.
The experimental Chicago group celebrate the release of their cinematic new album.
Walking Bicycles gear up for their first LP in five years, Johnny Love releases more nu-industrial as Deathface, and more.
The excellent restaurant celebrates a decade of business with its talented and musical staff.
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Recording studio Phantom Manor closes; Chicago musicians share its history.