supporting chicago's music scene

There are a lot of spaces and places and faces doing cool things related to Chicago's music scene, and I hope this page helps you discover something new.

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, & labels.


Chicago Mixtape

Chicago Music Exchange

Chicago Singles Club

ChicAGoGo Show

Find Stolen Music Gear

Glitter Creeps

Hotel California Airbnb

JBTV Music Television

Music Garage Chicago

Old Town School of Folk Music

Windy City Soul Club

record stores

606 Records

Bric A Brac

Bucket O' Blood

Dave's Records

Dusty Groove

Laurie's Planet of Sound

Logan Hardware

Reckless Records

Record Breakers

Shuga Records


ARCHR Magazine

BV Chicago

Chicago Innerview

Chicago Music Guide

Chicago Reader

Consequence of Sound

DO 312


Jaded In Chicago

Listen Live and Local

Local Loop

Midwest Action

The Minimal Beat


Oh My Rockness

Store Brand Soda

Victim of Time

Why Pick On Me?



Fearless Radio

Free Radio SAIC


Radio DePaul

Radio One Chicago

UIC Radio


WLUW-FM 88.7

WZRD Chicago


Better Yet Podcast

CHIRP Podcasts

Dynasty Podcasts

Loud Loop Podcast

What About Chicago?


John Garrison

Mattie Hamilton

Frank Okay


Chicago Psych Fest

Do Division Fest

Frontwomen Fest

Good Vybes Fest

Ian's Party

Logan Square Arts Fest


Randy Records Fest

Riot Fest

Tomorrow Never Knows

Wicker Park Fest


Harmonica Dunn

Kickstand Productions


Shoeshine Boy Productions

The Windish Agency