This week’s featured gig poster was created by Chicago artist Steve Walters, proprietor of Screwball Press.
When Chicago drummer Gerald Dowd released his first full-length album, Home Now, in 2014, he threw a daylong release party with the tongue-in-cheek name Day of the Dowd. Over the course of 13 hours, Dowd sat in with 16 of the artists he’s accompanied during his long career, including children’s musician Justin Roberts and alt-country […]
Complaints from the production team of His Shadow have opened a painful discussion for Berwyn’s 16th Street Theater and head Ann Filmer.
A sven-tillating conversation with Chicago’s legendary horror host, Rich Koz, on 40 years of Svengoolie, celebrity fans, and BERWYN!
Every year since 1981, FitzGerald’s American Music Festival has celebrated the Fourth of July with a great lineup of roots music, and the 38th edition is no exception: it has plenty of highlights on its four days on three stages (the club, the smaller SideBar, and a tent outside). Chicagoan Robbie Fulks rolls in with […]
And he lived in Berwyn.
Support from HoZac and the Numero Group has helped resuscitate Julian Leal’s rock ‘n’ roll career—and may yet lead to new music.
Karen Zacarías’s stage adaptation of the beloved novel by Chicago writer Luis Alberto Urrea is sly and sharp—and faithful in its fashion.
Hillary Clinton won Chicago’s black wards; Bernie Sanders dominated in the city’s Latino wards.
Pat Quinn campaigns for reelection with the help of a little star power.
The 90s alternative-rock legends play in Berwyn and Oak Park.
The American Music Festival’s best lineup in a decade features old standby Billy Joe Shaver and rising stars Zoe Muth and John Fullbright.
Pots and pans bedeck this artwork on a Brighton Park boulevard.
What’s on the Reader‘s Agenda for Monday, March 3
Jason Wyatt Frederick illustrates how the sausage is made—with a saxophone!