The last time the Sklar Brothers performed stand-up on New Year’s Eve was more than a decade ago in Sacramento, according to Randy Sklar. Known for their quick banter as seen on cult TV show Cheap Seats on ESPN Classic, and as co-hosts of the podcast Dumb People Town, the twin brothers who perform together […]
Author Archives: Matthew Sigur
“I’ve always considered myself an outsider“
On Thursday morning, Bobcat Goldthwait is driving to the Music Box Theatre for a test screening of his latest documentary. It’s a short drive for the comedian/writer/director who just recently moved to DuPage County and gave himself the nickname the “Daniel Craig of DuPage.” “I had to get out of [DuPage],” Goldthwait jokes. “The autograph […]
PopCultivator wants to lead comic book creators in the right direction
The new crowdfunded business specializes in matching comic book creators with publishers.
Squirrel Flower confronts looming disaster on the new Planet (i)
Singer-songwriter Ella Williams, a newly minted Chicagoan, celebrates her new Squirrel Flower album at Sleeping Village this weekend.
Melina Duterte of Jay Som and Ellen Kempner of Palehound join forces as Bachelor
Bands hyped as “supergroups” usually sound cool in theory but often wind up less memorable than the better-known projects of their members. By contrast, the pop rock on Bachelor’s debut, Doomin’ Sun, will stick to your brain like bubblegum on the bottom of your sneaker. Bachelor is the duo of Melina Duterte, a Los Angeles-based […]
Floatie finally release their long-finished first album
Chicago “frog rock” four-piece Floatie talk about the lost year of COVID, finding inspiration in adventure novels, and their complicated but congenial songs.
Inside the basketball card boom
Over the past year, basketball cards—and sports cards overall—have seen their popularity and worth increase exponentially. Will it last?
On the edge of their seats
Chicago’s independent movie theaters get creative to stay alive during the pandemic.
Riane Konc wants to help you Build Your Own Christmas Movie Romance
The choose-your-own-adventure-style parody features all the best tropes and treats of made-for-TV holiday specials.
The meaning of the movie palace
April Wright’s documentary Going Attractions: The Definitive Story of the Movie Palace explores the history and future of the once-popular venues.