Category: Featured

  • Conversation with Patrick Budde (aka Perfect Posture)

    Conversation with Patrick Budde (aka Perfect Posture)

    By Finn Hewes Photos by Catie Moore 21 Oct, 2019 On October 21st, we sat down with Patrick Budde, a Chicago-based musician (who performs under the stage name of Perfect Posture), Northwestern alumni, and founder of Preserve Records at Bang Bang Pie Shop in Ravenswood. The following is an edited and condensed version of our […]

  • Riot Fest Recap

    Riot Fest Recap

    by Finn Hewes 13-15 Sept, 2019   Friday The Thirteenth Yours Truly I kicked off my Riot Fest with an impressive early set by Aussie pop-punkers Yours Truly. This was the foursome’s first ever Chicago show. “Who came ere to fucking pahty??” they implored before playing through their April EP release, entitled Afterglow. The band […]

  • Pinegrove at Thalia Hall

    Pinegrove at Thalia Hall

    By Zoe Huettl Photos by Finn Hewes 11 Sept, 2019 Stephen Steinbrink opened the night with his poppy, richly-composed jams. However, Common Holly, the second opener, really set the stage for Pinegrove’s more emotionally charged performance. Common Holly’s dark rock made for an atmospheric, vulnerable set. Bridgette Naggar’s gentle vocal and the band’s clever orchestration […]

  • North Coast Music Festival Celebrates Ten Years [Photo Recap]

    North Coast Music Festival Celebrates Ten Years [Photo Recap]

    by Rachel Kupfer Electronic music fans crowded – read, swarmed – Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island last Friday and Saturday. The event was none other than North Coast Music Festival, celebrating its tenth anniversary with a twenty-five artist lineup of EDM, EDM and more EDM. Known for its laidback energy, friendly crowd culture and […]

  • XYLØ is finally finding her voice, and there couldn’t be anything more beautiful [Interview]

    XYLØ is finally finding her voice, and there couldn’t be anything more beautiful [Interview]

    Words and photography by Rachel Kupfer Known for her honest lyricism and indie sound, Paige Duddy comes across as your everyday pop star, complete with long blonde hair, killer vocal chops and sultry Instagram selfies. In reality, she’s a boss ass bitch. Performing under her stage name XYLØ, the 25-year-old has had a wild ride […]

  • Little Simz at Lincoln Hall

    Little Simz at Lincoln Hall

    By Ben Moskow 11 June, 2019   At just 24 years old North London MC Little Simz can boast a lot. She has already released three studio albums, has collaborated with the likes of Khalid, BADBADNOTGOOD and Gorillaz and has received praise from Kendrick Lamar, who called her “one of the illest doing this right […]

  • Where’s WNUR? – North Coast Music Festival

    Where’s WNUR? – North Coast Music Festival

    by Rachel Kupfer In the past, Chicago natives have been able to look forward to North Coast Music Festival at the end of every summer. With past headliners including Miguel, STS9 and RL Grime, attendees could get behind a carefully curated lineup of electronic, rap, funk and everything in between. But for the festival’s 10th […]

  • Sharon Van Etten and Dehd at Lincoln Hall

    Sharon Van Etten and Dehd at Lincoln Hall

    By Zoe Huettl Photos by Avery Adams 3 Aug, 2019 Sharon Van Etten played a sold-out Lollapalooza After-Party show at Lincoln Hall late Saturday night. Her sound is built around her haunting vocals, but her band’s ability to shift sonically and create very different atmospheres by switching from synths to guitars, or from organ-inspired keys […]

  • IDLES at Lincoln Hall (Photo Gallery)

    IDLES at Lincoln Hall (Photo Gallery)

    By Finn Hewes 1 August, 2019 IDLES played Lincoln Hall on Thursday night as part of the Lollapalooza afterparty series. A Place to Bury Strangers opened, and both bands gave a phenomenal show. Unfortunately, our writer couldn’t make it out that night and I was so consumed with taking photos while protecting my camera from […]

  • Ono and Glad Rags at Constellation

    Ono and Glad Rags at Constellation

    By Thomas Kikuchi 29 June, 2019   I’M NOT SUPPOSED TO BE HERE I’M NOT SUPPOSED TO BE HERE I’M NOT SUPPOSED TO BE HERE The intensity with which these words were said; the loud, catastrophic beats that encapsulated the room as they were delivered; this is something I don’t think I could ever forget.  […]