Andrew “Big Voice” Odom toured internationally—and also used to drop by Maxwell Street and overwhelm the makeshift sound systems.
Chicago blueswoman Mary Lane has been making music for more than 70 years. She should be a legend, but she can barely pay her bills.
We don’t often think of sidemen as comprising a “supergroup,” but there’s really no other way to describe Chicago’s Source One Band. Between them, bassist and bandleader Joe Pratt, lead guitarist Sir Walter Scott, keyboardist Stan Banks, and drummer Lewis “Big Lou” Powell have performed or recorded with a list of greats that starts with […]
Whether on well-chosen covers or her signature song “Cookies,” Chicago blues singer Mzz Reese prefers nuance and subtlety to pyrotechnics.
Guitarist Lefty Dizz toured abroad for decades, but even in his home base of Chicago he was never the star he played like.
Taylor Street Tap has already hosted bluesmen such as Jimmy Johnson, Lurrie Bell, and Guy King.
Flies! The Musical! and more goings-on 5/18-5/20.
Harold Washington, Muhammad Ali, and Rick James all dropped in at the oldest black-owned club in the city.
Not at the festival but playing in town are Eddie Shaw, Peaches Staten, L’Roy, Eddy “the Chief” Clearwater, and many more.
What’s on the Reader‘s Agenda for Saturday, April 26
“Vision and Voice” is the theme of the 17th annual Story Week Festival of Writers.
Limiñanas, Debo Band, Myrmyr, and other shows to know this week
Sade, Iceage, Ringworm, My Brightest Diamond, and other notable shows this week