With his seventh consecutive No. 1 album, Kanye West is blazing trail in the unexplored terrain of an evolving music industry. Despite its mixed reception, The Life of Pablo has been streamed over 3 billion times worldwide since its release in 2016, and now, at over 1.5 billion streams in the US, is the first streaming-only record in history to achieve RIAA certified Platinum status.
2017 marks 20 years since Adult., the danceable, punkish, electronic husband-and-wife duo of Nicola Kuperus and Adam Lee Miller first played together. In the ensuing decades, the two founded the Ersatz record label, developed a following in Europe, and recorded six albums and 15 EPs on such labels as Ghostly International, Chicago's Thrill Jockey,
Noname is super popping right now. You probably knew that already, however. And if you’re an artist deserving enough to land a Tiny Desk Concert at NPR, then you’re really super popping. Duh. Well today, the good people at NPR just released Noname’s 15-minute set, which features the Chicago star performing a medley of “Diddy Bop,” “Yesterday,” […]
Finally, the day has come! After months of anticipation from Detroit's Jessica Hernandez & The Deltas over when their sophomore album would be arriving, the wait is just about over. Jessica Hernandez and her faithful Deltas' new album, Telephone/Teléfono, will arrive June 23 via Dead Owl Music / Instant Records. When we caught up with Hernandez [...]
Curator Justin Farrar from playlist publication The Dowsers posted a Spotify playlist of Chicago underground musicians.
"...for this playlist, we focus primarily on musicians, bands, and oddball geniuses who stalk the back alleys, linking DIY elect... Read More...
Last fall, Wilco announced a new tour in support of their most recent album Schmilco. Now, the band have extended that tour, with new summer dates in Michigan, Pennsylvania, Kentucky, and more, as well as several festival appearances in Europe. Find the band’s most up-to-date tour itinerary below.