This week’s featured gig poster was designed by local artist Margot Ferrick.
On Dichotomy Desaturated (In the Red), his second solo outing under the CFM moniker, Charles Moothart once again played everything—though his pal Ty Segall contributes drums on one track—crafting an elegant strain of lumbering hard rock that shows impressive growth from his eponymous 2016 debut. Quite a few tracks feature strummed acoustic guitar, but despite […]
Veteran Reader critic Peter Margasak begins counting down his 40 favorite records of the year—this installment includes Sleater-Kinney, Julia Holter, and Kendrick Lamar.
Today’s 12 O’Clock Track is “Ice Fishing,” from the latest Emmett Kelly missive.
The Ukrainian Village bar hosts a welcome-home show for one of Chicago’s best rock bands.
The countdown of my favorite albums from 2013, part three
Avondale’s Bric-a-Brac Records is the only record store in the state celebrating the first annual Cassette Store Day.
Chicago musicians organize benefits to help with the medical expenses of Griffin Rodriguez, who was seriously injured last week in a bike accident.
Between now and Wednesday, your live-music options include Minsk, the Cairo Gang, Implodes, Abraham Levitan, Staring Problem, and Blackalicious.
What’s on the Reader‘s Agenda for Monday, July 8
The “arts” at this year’s Milwaukee Avenue Arts Festival include music from Cave, the Cairo Gang, and William Cepeda.
What’s scheduled for some of this summer’s best free concert series.
Twyxt Word, an obscure chapter in the story of Emmett Kelly’s group, is uncovered for wider consumption.
The countdown of my favorite albums of 2012, part two
Bonnie “Prince” Billy collaborator: “I just kind of had to find something that I could hold onto.”