“A year without music venues, without audiences, without seeing other people play has really made me realize how important that is for me.”
“Right before the shelter-in-place got announced, we started thinking: OK, how can we help?”
Mute Duo release a taut, painterly album for pedal steel and drums, young neo-classic rockers Rookie celebrate their debut, and more.
Local new-music group Aperiodic recently released its second album, For Aperiodic (Focus). The record’s four pieces, composed respectively by Billie Howard, Michael Pisaro, and ensemble members Kenn Kumpf and Nomi Epstein, showcase Aperiodic’s rigorous execution of scores whose parameters include indeterminacy. In its tenth year, the group will carry on this practice through direct collaboration […]
It’s housing insecurity that haunts this Humboldt Park home.
This weekend’s No Walls benefit helps Chicagoans help the people in Trump’s crosshairs, Bobby Conn answers the inauguration with two sets at the Hideout, and more.
Current musical obsessions of Billie Howard from Akosuen and Aperiodic, Bow & Hammer violinist Kathryn Satoh, and the Reader’s Philip Montoro