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Jazz drummer, beat scientist and bandleader Makaya McCraven keeps past music alive — but puts his own spin on it.

Vocalist and producer KeiyaA returned to her hometown for the first time since the release of her critically-acclaimed project Forever, Ya Girl to perform at the Pitchfork Music Festival.

Leading up to her show at Pitchfork Music Festival 2021, we’re revisiting Jamila Woods’ 2016 conversation with Ayana Contreras.

Released on August 27 by toucan sounds, The Garden is the sticky sweet fruit of a collaboration between avant-r&b singer Brandon Markell Holmes) and Rogue Vogue.

Chicago rapper T.Z. DUHH has been hyper-productive over the past four years, dropping four albums and collaborating on an assortment of tracks all while helping raise his young children.

We might have gotten rained out at Summer Smash and nearly trampled by fence-jumpers at Lollapalooza (true story), but that didn’t stop us from enjoying some of our favorite late summer festivals in the city.

For Philosophy312, music has been a therapeutic outlet. Now, he hopes his music will help others find strength, resilience and hope.

MCs Olskool Ice-Gre and E.P. da Hellcat entered the studio for the first time in more than a decade at the behest of Kanye West.

We caught up with tobi lou following his Lollapalooza set on July 30.

Chicago House DJ and Producer Paul Johnson’s contributions to the city’s vibrant music scene began in his teens, and even a tragedy suffered early in life couldn’t halt his creativity.