The Chicago Movies & Music Festival makes its November debut with feature films about David Bowie, queer punk, New Orleans piano, gospel quartets, Ozzfest, Malian traditional music, and lots more.
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Irma Thomas extends her benevolent reign
New Orleans soul queen Irma Thomas has been recording for almost six decades—and singing at the Blues Festival since 1989.
In Rotation: Dave Mata of Impala Sound Champions on two decades of Danny Akalepse beats
Current musical obsessions of The-Drum’s Jeremiah Meece and Dave Mata of Impala Sound Champions
In Rotation: Composer Marcos Balter on contemporary-classical covers of Kreayshawn and Kesha
Current musical obsessions of composer Marcos Balter and Ensemble dal Niente saxophonist Ryan Muncy
The Reader’s guide to the Jazz Fest: Sunday
On Sunday, the Chicago Jazz Festival hosts Allen Toussaint, Steve Coleman, and more
Artist on Artist: Joe Henry talks to Steve Dawson of Dolly Varden
Singer-songwriter Joe Henry talks to Steve Dawson of Dolly Varden
Best of 2009, Part One
My top 40 albums of 2009, installment one
The List, September 24-30, 2009
Critics’ Choices and other notable concerts: David Daniell & Douglas McCombs, Sunny Day Real Estate, the Urinals, Otis Clay, Death, Thee Oh Sees, and more
Allen Toussaint still working his way back home
New Orleans legend Allen Toussaint arrives in town for a rare solo gig.