The Pilsen-based designer crafts uniquely distressed pants.
Towkio’s balloon trip to the stratosphere wasn’t just to promote his first album for Rick Rubin—the Chicago rapper also wants to talk about inspiration, perspective, and togetherness.
Rising rapper Vic Mensa considers his old Hyde Park neighborhood home, even though gentrification has killed his favorite hangouts.
For ages, Chicago rappers tore each other down, as though the city could produce only one star at a time—but in 2016 the whole scene seemed to grasp the value of community.
Footwork crews often end up as sideshows to DJs or rappers—but Chicago dancers the Era hope to change that with their first stage production.
Seventy-one great photos from Chicago’s biggest for-profit music festival
Chicago rapper Vic Mensa publicly supports Black Lives Matter and LGBT rights, while Lollapalooza tries to please everyone—so it’ll be interesting to see how his festival set goes down.
After adding his voice to music by the likes of Mick Jenkins, Chance the Rapper, and Joey Purp, the Mind steps out on his own with Summer Camp.
Joey Purp’s new iiiDrops comes from a perspective shaped by neighborhoods on both sides of Chicago’s racial and economic divides.
The last time record label Mad Decent brought its annual block party to town was in 2012, and even though the free blowout hit capacity in the afternoon, that didn’t stop people from showing up and trying to get in. Enough successfully crashed—the gates that organizers were forced to end the event early due to […]
The new EP from this local pair is short enough to play several times in a row without making a dent in your day, and good enough that you’ll want to keep listening.