Lakshmi Ramgopal, who usually performs solo as Lykanthea, bids farewell to the songs on her Migration EP this Saturday with a nine-member multidisciplinary group.
Seven Reader writers tackle a dozen records, including the long-gestating debut from footwork producer Jana Rush, lost recordings from 60s garage-rock oddballs the Monks, and a riveting solo set from unsung improvising pianist Pat Thomas.
Venezuelan producer Arca and video artist Jesse Kanda played with the binary of attraction and revulsion to reprogram the default modes of consumption at a music festival.
Local collective ATOM-R host one more performance at the Graham Foundation in conjunction with an interactive exhibit at the International Museum of Surgical Science.
A new retrospective at the MCA provides the most comprehensive introduction to the Chicago painter’s work to date.
Now on view at Mana Contemporary Chicago, Slow Stretch includes pieces that were sent to future audience members.
The performance artist, festival curator, and “topless cellist” is the subject of a new Block Museum retrospective.
Who would win a Mortal Kombat bout between these two inimitable front men?
“We are unstoppable,” Lianne La Havas sings on the first track from her second album, Blood (Warner Bros.). So far she’s done nothing but prove herself right. The UK singer-songwriter and Prince protege has toured through Europe since Blood‘s release at the end of July, and now she’s about to jog through North America. Live, […]
When Girlpool plays live, all Cleo has is Harmony and all Harmony has is Cleo. The Philadelphia-based duo (by way of LA) consists of just two players: Cleo Tucker on guitar and Harmony Tividad on bass. Both sing in harmony, and neither one sees any need for a drummer. No matter the size of the […]
The songwriter dives into the psychology behind his 15-year-old psych-pop project.
The young Chicago MC just put out her debut record, Fuck the Public.
Owner Callin Fortis reflects on his three-and-a-half-decade tenure with the legendary alternative nightclub.
The lineup has never included more Chicago artists than it does this year.
Some look forward and some look back, and not all may benefit from the outdoors—but the genre’s vigorous diversity can only be a good thing.