Elsewhere on the B Side, Gossip Wolf brings news of DIY Pitchfork anti-fest Bitchpork, which is returning from rumored oblivion; a merger between Soma and Engine, two of the better recording studios in town; and local rapper Sulaiman, who's been involved in a top-secret TV project. Three Beats lets you know what's up with experimental artist Ben Vida, Kidz in the Hall rapper Naledge and his plans for a postrap career in social work, and jazz guitarist Bobby Broom, who's finally releasing his first collection of original works. Soundboard recommends shows by Justin Townes Earle, Saturday Looks Good to Me, Electric Six, Hive Mind, Meshuggah, Damien Jurado, and more. And Early Warnings has a whole grip of newly announced upcoming live appearances, including dates by Black Lips, Loretta Lynn, Liars, Smashing Pumpkins, and N.O.R.E.
Oh, and though it's not technically B Side material, I highly suggest you check out this week's cover story on the other side of the paper by Leor Galil, in which he explores the relationship between Chicago rappers and Chicago streetwear brands. It's good stuff.