Montana Macks drops a collection of soulful instrumentals, Quiet Pterodactyl releases an all-star compilation to benefit Chicago music venues, and more.
Twin Peaks guitarist Cadien Lake James honors the lessons that the city’s early house scene taught today’s DIY garage rockers.
Chicago jazz guitarist Tim Stine drops an engagingly off-kilter new trio album, a 26-track compilation benefits the staff of the shuttered Crown Liquors, and more.
This week’s featured gig poster was designed by the artist Goons.
Riot Fest has its traditions, and it’s hard to hate Andrew W.K. or Gwar—but here are some bands we’d like to see.
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
This week’s featured gig poster was designed by Trouble in Mind Records co-owner Bill Roe.
Riot Fest launches an online magazine—because sometimes Twitter just isn’t enough.
Izzy Olive’s Half Gringa celebrate their debut album, Metro hosts a 25th-anniversary concert for American Ska-thic, and more.
White Mystery in Schubas’ Battle of the Bands, comedy from the Hodgetwins, and more happenings from June 26-29
The Green Music Fest catches Dave Mata’s Royal Hands, Bric-a-Brac Records celebrates four years, and more.
This weekend Chicago garage rockers White Mystery debut the title track of their eighth annual 4/20 release—and play the Burger Revolution at 1st Ward.
Chicago label Deep Space Objects compiles a constellation of diverse electronic tracks, Lord Mantis drummer Bill Bumgardner dies at 35, and more.
The Hideout isn’t having a full-blown Block Party this year, but you can still see Eleventh Dream Day, Kelly Hogan, the Lawrence Peters Outfit, Robbie Fulks, the JC Brooks Band, Devil in a Woodpile, the reunited Mr. Rudy Day, and many more.
White Mystery, Flesh Panthers, Vamos, Dumpster Babies, and others help raise money for Logan Square arts hub Comfort Station with an outdoor show next Saturday.