The surviving members of Stony Island reconvene Saturday to celebrate their Numero Group reissue at the label’s Record Store Day pop-up shop.
Current musical obsessions of hip-hop songwriter Kweku Collins, Alex Fruchter of Closed Sessions, and the Reader’s Kevin Warwick
Jews and rap go way back together, but holiday songs usually turn the combination into a dumb punch line. That makes this 25-year-old Chicago cassingle an especially welcome find.
Come for the spectacle, stay for the performance in the Leopold Group and Space Movement Project’s “Witness.”
“The Kindness of Strangers” is the theme of Side Project Theatre Company’s second storytelling festival.
Hip-hop’s favorite juvenile delinquent grows up.
Thinking about Donald Richie’s assessment of Japanese movie audiences
A Yom Kippur reflection on Matisyahu’s “Tel Aviv’n,” Drake’s re-bar mitzvah, Mac Miller, MCA, and more
One of the only turntablists I can stand comes to town
Looking back at an underappreciated alt-rock compilation
Musical obsessions of the Reader‘s Miles Raymer, photographer Todd Diederich, and Young Joon Kwak of Xina Xurner
The most fitting tribute to MCA yet
An appreciation of the Beastie Boys on the occasion of the death of Adam Yauch, aka MCA
Beastie Boy Adam Yauch’s Oscilloscope Laboratories will release local filmmaker Yony Leyser’s documentary “William S. Burroughs: A Man Within.”
Lollapalooza goes pop? Lady Gaga is rumored as a headliner, alongside Green Day and Soundgarden.