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Microcinema, rock ’n’ roll photography, and more

Warming temperatures mean it’s time to get out there and strut. From book signings to variety shows, there’s something coming up for everyone’s walking speed. Sweet Void Cinema The Humboldt Park-based production company and microcinema Sweet Void Cinema (3036 W. Chicago, Suite 1W) collects shorts from local filmmakers and screens them monthly as a […]

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A new compilation recalls a beloved queer performance series in New York’s underground

You know a compilation is “peak New York club” when it features Joey Arias. On Blacklips Bar: Androgyns and Deviants—Industrial Romance for Bruised and Battered Angels, 1992–1995, the cabaret star and former Fiorucci store manager (who’s also executor of Klaus Nomi’s estate) appears right out of the gate with a breathy, aching rendition of “Good […]

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Ambient pioneer Laraaji elevates new age music on the four-LP collection Segue to Infinity

Anyone who’s written off new age music hasn’t heard Laraaji. The multi-instrumentalist and composer (born Edward Larry Gordon) is recognized as an ambient pioneer because his 1980 album, Ambient 3: Day of Radiance, was produced by Brian Eno—in fact it’s the third release in Eno’s famous ambient series. But Laraaji, a proud spiritualist, had already […]