Indie rock’s most talked-about band of the last couple years, Salem, starts off this issue we’re dubbing The Chi-Light Saga, in which we dig into all areas of Chicago’s past and present. Windy City writer Dave Quam goes deep into the juke and footwork scenes, and former Midwesterners Brenmar and AIDS-3D are also profiled. But that’s not all: Across the pond, we check in with El Guincho, Shed, Altered Natives, and Mr. G on the occasions of their new albums. Where next? Read all about it here, or view the entire issue online at Issuu.