With 232 pages and an expanded 12″ by 12″ format, our biggest print issue yet celebrates the people, places, music, and art of our hometown, including cover features on David Lynch, Nipsey Hussle, Syd, and Phoebe Bridgers’ Saddest Factory Records, plus Brian Wilson, Cuco, Ty Segall, Lord Huron, Remi Wolf, The Doors, the art of RISK, Taz, Estevan Oriol, Kii Arens, and Edward Colver, and so much more.
Medicine Singers, Medicine Singers
The chimerical record’s experimental powwow, psychic jazz, and gritty no-wave punk ranges from meditative to terrifying.
The trio’s self-titled third album offers a type of pleasure that’s hard to find much of these days: complex but uncomplicated, emotionally intelligent, and aimed at transcendence.
Damien Jurado, Reggae Film Star
The songwriter’s 18th LP is a haunted concept album that brings to life the tired hearts, souls, and minds of characters based in a distant, perhaps parallel, past.
The soulful songwriter talks new album “Ma,” his multilingual lyrics, and his fondness for Ned Doheny.
The alternative rock icons on their new album “Beneath the Eyrie” and why bassist Paz Lenchantin’s word is gospel.
With insight from his longtime guitarist Michael Tighe and drummer Matt Johnson.
The band’s frontwoman on their 4AD debut, “U.F.O.F.,” and how she combats the music industry’s waste by living in her truck.
The Grouplove frontwoman is experimenting with color for her upcoming solo art exhibition in LA.
The iconic vocalist reflects on his band’s incidental cult following, the pressures of recording, and fifty years of “Odessey & Oracle.”
Ahead of a rare solo show in LA, we talked with Gainsbourg about Trump, Hollywood, and keeping things mysterious.
Once a touring member of Jimmy Eat World, the Phoenix-born country artist recalls her maturation from emo to emotional.
With the release of his third solo record, “Boarding House Reach,” the musician, label-head, and unabashed retrophiliac surveys his career—and the chance cult of personality he’s built along the way.
With “In a Poem Unlimited,” Meg Remy turns pop into protest.
Five favorites from this year that had a story to tell and music to back it up.
Though it’s her most accessible album to date, “Reaching for Indigo” continues in Haley Fohr’s mission of experimentalism and self-expression.
Intensely poetic and fully realized, Tamara Lindeman’s latest as The Weather Station is the result of trusting her gut.
With a high-profile Jawbreaker reunion at its center, this year’s edition of Riot Fest further cemented the Chicago party’s identity.
Instilled with a studious appreciation of past musical movements, these women are revolutionizing America’s modern folk scene, crafting exemplary albums of a stirring new tradition.
Critics of Brit Marling and Zal Batmanglij’s Netflix series are answering questions the show isn’t asking.
How the consciousness-raising movement emerged from the margins to become a predominant force in American pop culture—and where the light might shine next.
Kristina Goolsby and Ashley York’s documentary “Tig” follows beloved comedian Tig Notaro as she copes with breast cancer and the loss of her mother.