Willow Rocks Chicago at the Vic

Article by: Abby Utley Photography by: Nick Langlois @thenicklangois There are few ways that being short comes in handy. For one, I am closer to the ground, so my clumsiness poses no real threat to my life. Secondly, I feel more connected to short kings. Thirdly, and more related to this article, I can burrow [...]

“Soft is Strong” – A Conversation with Half Waif

Interview conducted by: Makenzie Creden Half Waif's Mythopoetics, released July 9th on ANTI- records, is a collection of very personal stories and tender emotions interwoven between simple keyboard chords, crescendoing electronic arrangements, and explosive vocals. The album sounds of true catharsis. This week we had the opportunity to chat with the lovely Nandi Rose of [...]

Burr Oak Debuts New Album At Schubas

By: Kyle Smith Ever since being able to hold shows again, Schubas Tavern has been hitting the ground running. This continued with a COVID-conscious evening on August 7th. Due to recent trends in coronavirus statistics, venues in Chicago have been placing mask mandates and vaccination statuses at the forefront. This made for a relaxing, laid-back, [...]

Who we’re excited to see at Pitchfork!

After a year without live music and festivals, Pitchfork is finally back. The annual festival is planned to take place September 10th-12th at Chicago’s Union Park. The festival already sold out of three-day passes, and it comes as no surprise. This year the festival has huge headliners such as Phoebe Bridgers, Thundercat, Animal Collective, and [...]

Exit Zine and Tape Compilation Drops to Bandcamp

By Allison Lapinski Exit Zine is a tape compilation and zine that brought together musicians from Chicago and the West Coast on the recent debut release. DePaul student and music journalist Avery Luke is the curator of the compilation. Her inspiration for this project was the 90s-era label Sarah Records, “because they did an interesting [...]