Cover photo by Pooneh Ghana For the first time in history, WLUW spent a weekend covering all the amazing acts at Lollapalooza 2022. We couldn't have been more thrilled! We have enjoyed listening to many of these artists for years, and others we were grateful to discover and cover. In honor of this opportunity, we wanted to recap the fest while paying homage to the magazines we grew up with because that’s how we used … Continue reading A Zine: WLUW Covers Lollapalooza 2022
Written by Nyah Brizard Photos by Kayla Mathues One of the best parts of seeing a band perform in a smaller venue like Schubas Tavern isthe intimacy that is cultivated. A line of connection between the artists and the audience is made,simply, through eye contact. Being able to see and hear the band so clearly allows for a moreprofound human experience of unity and empathy through music. Luckily for the crowd atSchubas on June 8th, … Continue reading Finally Seeing Clearly with Kate Bollinger and Lael Neale
Article and Photo by Aly Westrin The infamous Thalia Hall, in the heart of Pilsen, filled with a crowd eager to see the Chicago native, Fruit Bats, on Friday, April 29th. The show started at 8pm when the venue started filling up as the opener, Johanna Samuels, prepped the crowd for Fruit Bats by performing work from her newest album, Excelsior! , and sharing stories of her tour with the Fruit Bats so far. Alongside band … Continue reading Fruit Bats at Thalia Hall
Written by Nyah Brizard Photos by Kayla Matheus Do you know that feeling when meeting someone for the first time and immediately knowing you two would be great friends? Or the feeling you get when sitting on a balcony in the summer, laughing and enjoying people’s company? That vibe filled the eternity of the Metro when Mild High Club came to perform. The psychedelic pop/jazz sound they have created a bubble of solidarity and friendship … Continue reading A Trip to the Clouds with Mild High Club and JW Francis
Interview Conducted by Abby Utley and Ehmed Nauman Article by Abby Utley Imagine an ice cream sundae: it’s a smooth, fully decked out, all inclusive treat for your tastebuds. Now translate that satisfaction to your ears. In one soundbite, you can have it all: a decadent fusion of acoustic guitar and keys that set the foundation for a tangy clarinet and a crunchy saxophone. Oh, and you can’t miss the vocals - the caramel drizzle … Continue reading Where Are You, Andy?