‘Finesse’ is a fresh ode to hustle culture, starring Vincent Martell, Shea Couleé, and Jeez Loueez
Artist E-SO$A drops his latest album, Blank Canvas, reflecting on politics, mental health, spirituality, and passion.
Bad Animal is a captivating love story within Chicago’s music scene, starring Mykele Deville and Rivkah Reyes. What price would you pay for fame?
Andie talks about her new cathartic music video and how coming out helped free her music and expression.
Lili Fang, Chicago photographer, describes the inner beauty she loves to capture in vibrant, pastel couture.
Late Nite Laundry is back with a dreamier, more entrancing sound than ever featuring guitarist, Ari Lindo’s vocals.
Ella combines her hand-me-down upbringing with body positivity and sustainability to create modern, inclusive fashion.
TW: Sexual Assault. Survivors share their stories of Chicago-specific incidents of sexual assault and toxic masculinity within the arts scene. We also explore what accountability truly looks like and how to be a trauma-informed ally, with the help of the Executive Director of Awakenings.
Dawneeah embraces color and imagination while painting ethereal, mystic pieces on both bodies and canvases.
Following the success of their last live-stream concert that raised $86,000 for front-line emergency workers in Chicago, Bluefecta expands to Wisconsin and Michigan in hopes to raise voter awareness
Eric Novak talks his new album “Absurd, Obscene!” -the shedding of half of oneself and his most emotionally raw musical journey yet.
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.