On April 16, the duo will host a drag show release party for the “Devil Girl” music video at Liar’s Club, complete with live band and drag queen performances. Before you head to the premiere party, read our interview with Birdy and Shaman. Continue reading Sweetie Hosts a Devil Girl Party at Liar’s Club
Southside indie rock band Crystal Killers will be releasing their latest single, “You Don’t Know Why,” on November 30. Hailing from the West Lawn neighborhood, Crystal Killers has performed as a four-piece for two years and draws inspiration from a variety of musical genres and local Chicago artists. “We have a variety of influences stemming from emo, pop punk, alternative, indie…to old-school Latin groups from … Continue reading Crystal Killers’ debuts new single, “You Don’t Know Why”
If Lev punches you with his voice, bassist Viaj pretty much just throws the bass at your fucking head. The saturated, punchy mid-range bass has been what does it for me every time.
This time is no different. Continue reading UGLYBoNES releases third full-length record, SUNSHINE
This fall, Habitats, a southside emo band, will be releasing their follow-up to 2017’s Heavy Heart, a nine-song EP that was as musically catchy as it was lyrically heartbreaking. Despite the local success of many tracks off of Heavy Heart, the guys in Habitats harbored a few regrets about the quality of their debut EP. Instead of getting hung up on their mistakes, the band is … Continue reading Habitats announces sophomore EP with the release of their first DIY music video
Buck Rogers Contributing Writer The boys in Totally Cashed are back with their second attempt at a debut. After having issues with Punk Rock Emergency, the crew regrouped and came together to record a true debut album of driving rock tunes that don’t quite reinvent rock music, but let me tell you, they sure don’t have to. The record does a decent job at not … Continue reading Totally Cashed releases sophomore LP, BABELAND!
This thing needs to be shared around. It’s not for everybody, but people who find this and enjoy it will have found a rainbow fish in a sea of really boring-ass rock music. Continue reading tokyo’s april(s)in blends spastic rock with skramz influences
It’s been six years since Latino hardcore fury group La Armada released their full-length, self-titled debut album. It has been nearly four years since the Dominican-turned-Chicagoan based band released Crisis, a highly political seven-track EP that solidified the band’s unique crossover sound–a blending of hardcore punk and metal with native Dominican rhythms. It’s been over four months since the group’s last Chicago appearance when the five-piece band … Continue reading La Armada debuts new album at Cobra Lounge record release show
The amount of Chicago talent releasing new music in the next few months is overwhelming. So overwhelming, in fact, that it takes two just to write about it! Continue reading Change the Rotation x Locals Only Spring Previews
Nahuales Underground is a 4-piece suburban band that features Loco Dub on guitar/vocals, Ismael Echeverria on bass, Chente Echeverria on guitar/vocals, and Mikas on drums. The band’s mix of Spanish and Midwest influences combine to create an energetic sound that includes elements of ska, metal, reggae, and punk rock. After playing locals shows and recording demos and EPs for nearly a decade, Nahulaes Underground decided … Continue reading Melodic Mondays: Nahuales Underground