Current musical obsessions of Strawberry Jacuzzi’s Shannon Candy, Rahim Salaam of the What About Chicago?! podcast, and Reader staff writer Leor Galil
Jessica Marks sings a ghostly song in a haunted house, the Palmer Squares play a benefit for Chance’s Arts & Literature Fund, and more.
Rapper, poet, and actor Mykele Deville has helped bridge cultural and racial divides in Chicago’s DIY scene on his way to bigger stages.
Young creative studio VAM wants to fund and promote Chicago’s underground artists—without sacrificing their distinctiveness to the mainstream.
Rabble Rabble celebrate a new record at the third Good Vybes Fest, Twin Peaks sign LPs bundled with coloring books at Reckless, and more.
Wally’s World hosted more than 100 shows over three years, but after a nine-day good-bye blowout, it’s waiting for the wrecking ball.
DIY arts collective Young Camelot have lost their home, but they’re keeping their diverse programming alive at licensed venues.
Recent Bloodshot Records signee Al Scorch throws a jamboree for lovers of string bands and contra dancing.
Plus: Bill Tucker and Lil Tits celebrate new releases on Maximum Pelt, and DIY venue Young Camelot gives away dozens of recordings from its shows.
This week’s gig poster was designed by local artist Frank Okay.
Ruido Fest brings three days of Latin alternative music to Addams Park, Radar Eyes play two farewell shows, and Killwave and Vaya celebrate new releases.