Chicago is too often presented as a violent wasteland rather than a cultural wonderland, for terrible reasons and occasionally for less terrible reasons. Many fantastic facets of our city have […]
The Year of Chicago Music has had less music in it than anybody anticipated, but we still have plenty to celebrate.
Twin Peaks guitarist Cadien Lake James honors the lessons that the city’s early house scene taught today’s DIY garage rockers.
With his supergroup Pigface, industrial-music veteran Martin Atkins brings together all sorts of scenes onstage.
Ohmme cofounder Sima Cunningham spent years in a children’s choir that sang for the Dalai Lama—and she hopes to help such groups continue nurturing young musicians.
Pioneering house DJ Lori Branch shouts out her fellow Windy City originators, including Chaka Khan and Sister Rosetta Tharpe.
Arts & Business Council of Chicago invites nominations and votes for the greatest moments in Chicago music history.
Current musical obsessions of Primeridian’s Simeon Viltz and Ayana Contreras of Vocalo’s Reclaimed Soul
Renaissance man Theaster Gates is fighting blight with artists in residence.