Mashaun Ali and Heavy Crownz, owners of Trap House Chicago, combine fashion, restorative justice, community uplift and support, arts and events, and tie it together with intoxicating energy and an inclusive social awareness to promote crime and anti-violence in Chicago’s South and West Sides so their people can flourish and transcend.
Amanda Leigh’s art is a moment in time that represents soul, power, blackness, and beauty. From her wood carvings with gorgeous, colorful, acrylic afros influenced by her natural hair journey, to dancers captured and empowered in midair, her characters have stories to be told through her paintbrush.
Aligned with Bandcamp waiving their Revenue shares, we chatted with 5 Chicago artists who have been using their Q-tine time to crank out new singles and/or albums and provide you a mindful, different type of “Release Radar.” Enjoy these artists’ new projects, and check in with them on how they’ve been adapting, what they miss about their community, and what they’re grateful for.
Chicago rapper, Woes, talks about his latest EP, Quarantine, made in complete isolation in two days, his forceful entrance into performing, and the influence of others in his life. Woes’ music has been featured on These Days News and Fake Shore Drive.
Meet Sonal and Meg, two Chicago comedians, who provide us with a genuine, palpable, and hilarious commentary on the discomforts of adulthood.
From the moment I moved to Chicago, I knew my destiny would be something I couldn’t quite put on my resume. As I trekked from concert to gallery opening to film screening to loft party (wearing much too little, clutching a bottle of red wine in my bag where an umbrella should have been), […]