Even before local singer-songwriter Dan Schneider released his first album as the Singleman Affair in 2006, his psych-folk solo project had become a fruitful nexus for collaboration. Schneider has not only brought together amazing musicians—including folks from Mucca Pazza, the Cairo Gang, Califone, and Fruit Bats—to perform and record with him, but he’s also regularly […]
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For Caprice Williams, the Journey is just beginning
The filmmaker overcame many obstacles to achieve her dream, and she’s not slowing down any time soon.
Andrew Kitchen’s boogie strikes back
Soul Train veteran and Attack of the Boogie host Andrew Kitchen celebrates the reissue of his dance show’s 1984 theme song.
Hello! It’s Hobert wants to teach you a thing or two
The new cable access show is like bizzaro Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood for adults.
Cheer-Accident celebrate 20 albums as a beacon of prog-rock absurdity
With the new Chicago XX, their third full-length in three years, the indefatigable weirdos in Cheer-Accident have hit a hot streak late in the fourth decade of their career.
Marcus Mixx has lost his home, but he still has house
Marcus Mixx’s early records fetch hundreds of dollars apiece from a cult of collectors, but he just wants a space of his own to make his new tracks.
Garage rocker Mac Blackout hangs his cosmic caricatures at Ampersand’s first art show
Garage rocker Mac Blackout hangs his cosmic caricatures at Ampersand’s first art show, raunchy rapper Cupcakke hits an all-building party at Metro and Smart Bar, and more.
Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim still keep each other weird
With the comedians on tour celebrating the tenth anniversary of Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!, CAN TV variety show host Steve Gadlin talks to his Adult Swim heroes about public-access television, absurdist comedy, and much more.
Spend election night with Mick and Ben at the Hideout!
Come to our election-night cabaret at the Hideout, featuring Alderman Will Burns, state rep Kelly Cassidy, and Matt Farmer, the singing lawyer with the big hit about Bruce Rauner.
Bopping makes its move
Bopping has already swept the Chicago hip-hop scene—all the dance needs to break nationwide is a crossover hit.
Everything you need to know about Ken Davis and his show on CAN TV
On Thursday, I ride my bike to Greektown to do the Ken Davis Show, which is not a good idea. The biking part, I mean — love the Ken Davis show — cause by the time I get to the studio, I’m sweating like a horse….
The Renaissance Society live on your TV
A new partnership between the Renaissance Society and CAN TV brings excellent avant-garde music to the small screen: Tony Conrad, David Moss, Jacques Demierre, and more.
Mayor Daley’s Mixed Transit Legacy
Michael Boyd As we learned in April, perhaps the biggest challenge facing Mayor Daley once he vacates City Hall is going to be driving himself around. What will he think when he has to empty his pockets for a meter spot? Or will he start riding the CTA?
Joravsky, Bus on Chicago Newsroom
Ben Joravsky and fictional mayoral hopeful Ald. Ed Bus on the year-end episode of Ken Davis’s CAN TV series “Chicago Newsroom.”
Siege at Republic
Andrew Freund’s documentary Workers’ Republic, about last year’s successful occupation by laid-off workers at Republic Windows and Doors to retain their benefits, screens Friday at Casa Michoacan. Freund, who produces the CAN TV series Labor Beat will speak after the screening, along with Reader contributor Kari Lydersen, who wrote the book Revolt on Goose Island […]