The spiky, new wavy, herky-jerky pop rock of Mente, the new album from Brazilian singer-songwriter Thiago Nassif, may remind you of Talking Heads. But the link between them arises more […]
Veteran Reader critic Peter Margasak counts down his 40 favorite records of the year—this installment includes music by Arto Lindsay, Aldous Harding, and Joshua Abrams.
Earlier this year experimental pop genius Arto Lindsay dropped Cuidado Madame (Northern Spy). It’s his first new studio album in 13 years, but what’s resulted fits seamlessly alongside its predecessor, […]
Current musical obsessions of Ne-Hi guitarist Jason Balla, Hideout talent buyer Sullivan Davis, and Reader music listings wrangler Luca Cimarusti
Almost four decades after her tenure in New York no-wave band DNA, Ikue Mori brings her still-evolving music to Chicago for two rare appearances.
Plus: Drummer Charles Rumback on the indescribable Arto Lindsay, the Reader‘s Peter Margasak on Elyse Weinberg’s lost folk-rock treasure, and more
Ten Reader writers review 16 records, including Angel Olsen’s otherworldly folk, and more.
This week the Music Box presents all five installments of Matthew Barney’s “Cremaster” cycle of avant-garde features, plus the Chicago premiere of his latest, De Lama Lamina.
As I wrote in my Critic’s Choice for drummer and former Chicagoan Weasel Walter, who plays Friday night at Enemy and Tuesday night at Elastic, he’s been churning out recordings […]