Record Store Day usually takes place in the spring (well, before the pandemic it did), but in 2011 its organizers launched a Black Friday spin-off. Since then I’ve become increasingly […]
Jonn Wallen of Oui Ennui marks his 17th post-COVID record with a live show, the second Make Noise Myanmar comp rallies musicians against the military coup, and more.
If you have the money to help Chicago’s record stores stay in business long enough to reopen, here are your options.
Danielle Beverly’s Dusty Groove: The Sound of Transition tells intimate stories about our deep connection to music.
Each of these reissues helps unfold a different chapter in the rich narrative of the Chicago hip-hop scene.
Death-metal crew Warforged drop a kaleidoscopic hurricane of a debut album, Jordan Reyes of Ono and American Damage launches another new label, and more.
The Maypole Folk Festival builds a big tent, the Goldstars lead a crowded tribute to R&B icon Andre Williams, and more.
A look inside vinyl-pressing plant Smashed Plastic, whose brand-new technology could bring relief to labels and artists stymied by long waits for records
Rattleback Records, opened by a retired elementary school principal who lives in Edgewater, sells new and used vinyl, CDs, and cassettes.
Woods contributed a song inspired by a Coval poem about the blues going electric, and Coval enlisted Tasha for a wintertime answer to Woods’s “LSD.”
Recycled Records features 30,000 records for as little as $2 each, but its owners are ready to move on.
Check out our interactive map and listings detailing the area’s festivities, including discounts, giveaways, in-store performances, and more.
La Armada return with an overdue album of Dominican-born hardcore, awesomely trashy Indiana punks the Fritz celebrate their debut record, and more.
Chicago shoegaze saviors Panda Riot bring their album Infinity Maps to vinyl, Dark Matter pairs its monthly limited coffee blend with a cassette of instrumental hip-hop, and more.
The Growing Concerns Poetry Collective celebrate their debut again (this time on vinyl), power-pop four-piece Gal Gun drop their first full-length, and more.