It’s once again time for the Reader‘s Fall Arts Guide, and of course music is an art. Liz Armstrong contributes a profile of Chris Sloan and his excellent Rainbow Body label, Monica Kendrick tells us what’s up at this year’s Riot Fest, and Peter Margasak does the same for the Umbrella Music Festival. Plus Kevin Warwick has compiled listings of pretty much every biggish show of the season.
Outside the Fall Arts section there’s another Liz Armstrong profile, this one about fascinating and confrontational experimental musician Camilla Ha; Photo Pit is snaps of Young Widows and Helms Alee; there’s local hip-hop and zine news in Gossip Wolf; we’ve got one guide to the Viva! Chicago Latin Music Festival and another for the India Calling mini-fest that kicks off World Music Festival Chicago; and List picks include Justin Townes Earle, Suuns, Peter Stampfel, and Male Bonding.