chicago-based labels

There are a lot of labels in Chicago releasing some pretty cool music, and I hope this page helps you discover someone new. Click around, and if you dig 'em, go to a show!

I mean for this list to be local, active projects, that support the kind of music seen on the bands page. I'm positive it's incomplete, so if you see someone missing please feel free to let me know. Also, if you represent any of these projects and would like an update, just send me a note.

You can also checkout Chicago bands, venues, & more.
1980 Records

Thee Benevolent Order of Chicago Record Labels

Bernice Records and Tapes

Bloodshot Records

Closed Sessions

Dark Circles Records

Don't Panic

Drag City

Dumpster Tapes

Eye Vybe


Grabbing Clouds Records & Tapes

HoZac Records

Maximum Pelt

Midwest Action

Never Sleep Music

No Index

Parlour Tapes+

Randy Records

Sooper Records

Tall Pat Records

Thrill Jockey

Trouble in Mind