When the Wu-Tang Clan released their landmark 1993 full-length debut, Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers), they changed the game in popular music. Its raw, stripped-down production and its masterful lyrics, […]
Most band reunions don’t live up to the hype, but most bands aren’t Sleep. In the early 90s, the Northern California trio—bassist and vocalist Al Cisneros, guitarist Matt Pike, and […]
Lollapalooza’s ticket sales have slowed, and Reggae Fest and Chicago Open Air are canceled—are these the growth pangs of a healthy but crowded festival market, or is a crash on the way?
On the eve of their latest return home, the Jesus Lizard talk about why they chose Chicago—and how they became its most beautiful noise-rock monsters.
“I didn’t want to sleep because I didn’t want to miss any of it.”
Artist on Artist: Fingerstyle guitarist William Tyler talks to Douglas McCombs of Brokeback and Tortoise.
Albini skips sausage party, wins six grand. Plus: Kanye lives it up at Buca di Beppo, Tortoise trysts with Beck, and more.
Pavement plays four nights at the Brixton Academy, and Jeremy tries to complete his disloyalty card.
WFMU streams live from this weekend’s All Tomorrow’s Parties festival in the Catskills.
Jia Zhang-ke’s Still Life looks into the future–and none of us is there!
The Chicago International Film Festival’s always a guessing game … but sometimes you can guess right.
Douglas McCombs revives Brokeback.