Albany Park native Tasha Viets-VanLear’s 2018 debut album, Alone at Last, is full of soulful tracks so intimate they feel like ripped-out diary entries. But the 26-year-old singer now understands there’s a ceiling to that approach. “People who have listened to my music enough maybe have an expectation of what I will give them,” she … Read more
The singer thought he’d left his college emo band behind when he graduated. But American Football is enjoying an unexpected resurgence.
The Chicago folksinger and songwriter, 30, has held many jobs: dental assistant, nanny, bookstore clerk. But with the July release of her tranquil debut LP, There’s Always Glimmer, funded by a Kickstarter campaign, music has become her main pursuit. Ahead of her show at Lincoln Hall on November 23, Margaret reflects on how she found … Read more
Nicole Mitchell returns to Chicago to play Jazz Fest this week.
The La Grange native discusses her sound, staying humble, and more.
The Oak Park native and Chicago hip-hop collaborator readies for Coachella and a forthcoming full-length release.
The Lady Bird star and original Steppenwolf Theatre member discusses her key influences.
Indie rock’s foremost weirdo shows her vocal versatility on Reaching for Indigo.
The musician discusses a career of collaboration, Jeff Tweedy, and more
The band’s latest album blends slacker-boy poetry with shimmering harmonies.