It’s the final week to catch the School of the Art Institute of Chicago’s “SAIC Faculty Sabbatical Triennial” exhibition, which features work produced by 38 faculty members who completed a sabbatical or a similar paid leave during the last three academic years. Not only does this show represent the breadth of ideas and creative practices […]
Lil Nas X embraces his role as queer hero
With the new video for “Montero (Call Me By Your Name),” Lil Nas X uses his giant platform to blow assimilationism out of the water.
DCG Brothers brought summer joy to a locked-down season with “Mmhmm”
The west-side rap duo have tons of fun sharing the mike on “Mmhmm,” and the video is even more contagious.
Chicago rapper Monster Mike takes on the porpoise police
Monster Mike’s new video, by local crew New Trash, may be your only chance to see a rapper duel a cetacean with katanas.
When shot-on-video horror met the Hot Mix 5
The score to cheapo 80s slasher 555, created by house DJ Frankie “Hollywood” Rodriguez, gets released for the first time.
Deborah Bowen, singer for Bushoong and makeup artist
“A lot of musicians around this time are suffering from the thought of not being able to perform. There’s a certain level of anxiety.”
Cops appear to violate use-of-force rules dozens of times at protests
An investigation into the use of batons raises questions about the police department’s road to reform.
Thomas Comerford, filmmaker and singer-songwriter
“To me that’s kind of the magical part, bringing the songs to various people to work on them together.”
Pianist Charles Joseph Smith celebrates companionship and solitude in a new video
Dr. Charles Joseph Smith collaborated on his new video with filmmakers from Mississippi Records and Raw Music International.
Postgrunge outfit Daybreaker drop a double-edged new video
Daybreaker’s new “Porn and Fame” video straddles the line where partying too much stops being funny.
Chicago filmmaker Jim Sikora screens a rarely seen love letter to Saccharine Trust
Chicago filmmaker Jim Sikora screens a rarely seen love letter to Saccharine Trust, Sacha Mullin celebrates an earnest, silly new video for an old song, and more.
No Men summon a demon to fight climate change in their new video
No Men summon a demon to fight climate change in their new video, DJ and producer Ariel Zetina celebrates a new EP at Danny’s, and more.
New Trash make videos with flash, panache, and not much cash
Young Chicago production duo New Trash have made an asset of a low budget on shoots with Valee, Avantist, Mother Nature, and many more.
Manual Cinema’s Frankenstein is technically dazzling and emotionally cold
The latest version of the story presented in Chicago is inflected with bits of Mary Shelley’s personal life.
Chicago noise-rock duo Djunah premier a video that puts the Brett Kavanaughs of the world on notice
Members of the dearly departed Beat Drun Juel and Fake Limbs have joined forces as Djunah, and they play Lincoln Hall this week.