“Hallogallo” isn’t just the name of a song by 70s Krautrock band Neu! – it’s also a term a group of Chicago teenagers have adopted to apply to almost anything associated with their DIY music and art community. This includes the zine Hallo Gallo, launched in early 2021, which did a wonderful job documenting this scene. It’s edited by Kai Slater, who plays loud, tinny postpunk in Lifeguard and scruffy indie rock on the big screen in Dwaal Troupe, but anyone in the community can contribute to the zine. the fourth and last issue, for example, includes an essay on black feminism and Marxism by Shayla Turner, a 19-year-old anarchist and abolitionist in Chicago. the Hallo Gallo The team understands that zines can encourage countercultural thinking even with their visual style, and they eschew static layouts in favor of detailed collages and thoughtful pops of color. As the main organ of a burgeoning scene, Hallo Gallo generates excitement about what’s going on in this scene: number two includes news about Horsegirl signing to major indie label Matador. The zine also provides a wealth of detail that seems designed to engage outsiders: issue four taught me more about Dwaal Troupe’s lovely 2021 album, lucky dogthat I would never have known how to ask.