Detroit-based duo Wolf Eyes have been one of the country’s most important experimental-music acts for more than 20 years, but they’ve also developed a mainstream following due to their presence in the world of viral meme Instagram accounts—it’s nearly impossible to talk about the band without bringing it up. For the past few years, longtime […]
This week’s featured gig poster was designed by local artist Bill Connors, who also plays in the band Dim.
The loss of confrontational front man and artist Alan Vega in July 2016 could’ve spelled the end of all performances related to transgressive duo Suicide, but Martin Rev, the remaining half of the synth-punk pioneers, has seemingly been on a musical pilgrimage, playing solo shows and making festival appearances across the U.S. and Europe. I […]
This bum-out extravaganza organized by Nate Young of Wolf Eyes suggests that if you stay focused within the underground long enough there’s a good chance you’ll ascend—at least enough to headline Metro. The Trip Metal Fest features a crew of like-minded outsiders who’ve achieved a modicum of success without doing anything to curry favors; the […]
Current musical obsessions of CHIRP Radio DJ John Lombardo, Saves the Day bassist Rodrigo Palma, and Reader music listings coordinator Luca Cimarusti
Cable-access dance party Chic-a-Go-Go celebrates its 1,000th episode, Al Jourgensen of Ministry appears on the next Ono album, and more.
The new local label run by the Owl’s talent buyer makes its public debut at the Milwaukee Avenue Arts Festival on Sunday.
Lollapalooza lineup predictions, long-lost punk goodies from HoZac, and more
The Owl continues its trend of high-profile secret shows, this time with New York’s Psychic Ills.
An engraved tooth spread the word about this harsh-noise party.
Pitchfork afterparties: There’s no Bitchpork this year, but there is Rotted Tooth, plus plenty more.
This year Rotted Tooth Fest takes over for Bitchpork as Pitchfork’s evil twin.
The best shows to see for the weekend of 5/10.
My belated countdown of my 40 favorite albums of the year
The fog-loving avant-garde trio reunites yet again. Plus: Birth squeezes out an LP, Marketa Irglova cozies up to Chicago, and more