Our Picks for Bandcamp Friday!

It is Bandcamp Friday, and you (better) know what that means— all proceeds of today’s sales on the platform will go to the musicians. Considering that we are now approaching a year of living under the pandemic, if you can spare the extra cash, now would be the perfect time to show the bands you [...]

The End of Daft Punk

By Jason McCullum Daft Punk was not a duo that people often thought about during the 2010s. They had not put out a studio album since 2013’s Grammy winning Random Access Memories and had not made any new music since collaborating with The Weekend in 2016. Since 2017, when there were brief rumors that they [...]

Raveena Shares “Tweety” Music Video

R&B songstress Raveena splashed on the scene in 2018 with a string of singles. Her song “Temptation” gave us some serious Lauryn Hill realness, and she eventually went on to release the Moonstone EP in  2020.  Her latest single, “Tweety,” is a sweet and melodic love song, shining a light on her everlasting vocals and [...]

Local Artists Are Our Valentine!

Happy Valentine’s Day! Here at WLUW we have a lot of love for independent musicians everywhere, but there’s no one we love more than the local artists who help to make the Chicago music scene so special. Here are some of our favorite Chicago artists who we especially want to show some love this Valentine’s, [...]

Revisiting “nostalgia,ULTRA.” – Celebrating the 10th Anniversary of Frank Ocean’s Debut Mixtape

by Jason McCullum  There are few artists more universally beloved in the 2010s other than Christopher Breaux, professionally known as Frank Ocean. Gaining traction in Los Angeles as a renowned ghostwriter and Odd Future member, he quickly put out the acclaimed album Channel Orange in 2012, an album that received praise from fans and critics [...]

WLUW’s 2020 Holiday Gift Guide

You can support local Chicago venues, music stores and other organizations this holiday season by purchasing presents (for yourself or others) featured on our 2020 gift guide! This list isn't exhaustive, but here are a few businesses we wanted to highlight. Lincoln Hall & Schubas Tavern LH+Schubas has lots of merch on their site, including [...]

WLUW Recommends: Bandcamp Friday

By: Lauren Neher In the age of sharing Spotify Wrapped screenshots on social media, the final Bandcamp Friday of 2020 arrives at the perfect time. You know the deal: today only, 100% of the revenue from purchases made on the site will go to the musicians. The platform also allows users to purchase albums and [...]