High Spirits achieve liftoff with a new album of exuberant trad metal, experimental trio TV Pow put some funk in their gestural minimalism, and more.
Reviews of 16 fresh releases from all over the map: Wire, Aosoth, Julia Kent, DJ Koze, Pedrito Martinez, Sax G, and lots more
Berlin-based reedist Boris Hauf begins another return visit to Chicago
The local label landscape, a bunch of punk news, the first big street fest of the season, and more
Musical obsessions of Cheer-Accident keyboardist Dudley Bayne, Reader music editor Philip Montoro, and multi-instrumentalist Boris Hauf
Critics’ Choices and other notable shows: Charlotte Gainsbourg, Best Coast, Finntroll, Hot Chip, the Amir ElSaffar & Hafez Modirzadeh Quartet, and more