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MoonRunners Music Festival

featuring Days N Daze, Bridge City Sinners, We the Heathens, Joseph Huber, Rachel Brooke, Yes Ma’am, Joe Buck Yourself, Crazy & the Brains, Riley Coyote, Holy Locust, That Ol’ Coondog, Chad Hates George, and more lineup updated; set times to be announced at the festival website Reggies’ Rock Club

Posted inPublic Service Announcement

August abundance

The torpor-inducing temperatures seem to be cooling down, so it’s a good time to get out and about. Here are some mid-August events worth looking into. Fri-Sun 8/13-8/15 (and through 8/29): High school can be fraught, as so many teen dramedies have taught us. School Girls; Or, the African Mean Girls Play, Jocelyn Bioh’s comedy […]

Posted inBest of Chicago

This week’s cover

We have a tradition here at the Reader of tasking one of the city’s most talented illustrators, Jason Wyatt Frederick, with creating a Where’s Waldo-esque tableau every year for Pitchfork, filled with a who’s who of Chicago personalities and small visual puzzles spelling out the music fest’s lineup. When it seemed clear that we would […]

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Losses and gains: Best of Chicago 2020

The positives of the year look different for everyone. The losses and gains have been very personal, so in turn the issue turned out that way too. It reads like group therapy—writers were given space to acknowledge what’s being left behind and then move forward with optimism, maybe even excitement about what the city still has to offer us. Reader poll results were determined by you, the readers!