Album review: Battles, “Gloss Drop” (Warp)While the New York experimental combo Battles faced a major challenge in crafting its second studio album—replacing Tyondai Braxton, whose looped helium vocals were a big part of the brilliance on “Mirrored” in 2007—the mistake made by remai
Throughout the hour, Eight Forty-Eight heard from Chicago musician Kate Simko, who performed tracks from her forthcoming release, Lights Out. The album hits the digital shelves on Monday, June 13. It will be out on vinyl and compact disc the following week.
Chicago has long been considered one of the world's great blues towns - and every year the Chicago Blues Festival attracts visitors from all over the world, eager to immerse themselves in Chicago's legendary blues scene.The Blues Fest returns this weekend with performances from dozens of artist
One of Chicago’s early summer music festivals bends the ear, mind and eye. Neon Marshmallow is an annual three day experimental music event. It begins on Friday, June 10, and runs through Sunday, June 12, at the Empty Bottle in Chicago.
Unless they’ve been paying close attention, most of the music lovers who’ll kick off the long loud summer in Grant Park with this weekend’s Blues Festival probably are unaware that the big free fests almost didn’t happen this year, at least not as we’ve seen in summers past, and that their future re
Eleventh Dream Day’s Rick Rizzo and Antietam’s Tara Key are known for making some of the greatest indie rock noise around as listeners know from a recent Eight Forty-Eight in-studio with Eleventh Dream Day, but when the pair began collaborating, it resulted in a decidedly quieter, wordless