Alderman Ed Burke finally tells the truth about the budget games that mayors play.
With federal aid to venues only now arriving, how are tour managers, stagehands, bookers, and their colleagues in the concert business making ends meet?
“When you look around your community, it’s easy to help the people around you. And once you start doing that, it’s easier to understand how we can effect change.”
For Independent Venue Week, the Reader has rounded up some favorite stories about Chicago music venues past and present.
The fights are fake but the folks pulling the strings behind the scenes are real.
Staff from 22 Chicago music venues talk about how far they still are from normal—and what it’ll take to keep them around till we all get there.
The major parties benefit too much from our rigged system to want reform.
Coronavirus bailouts are helping big donors while leaving small businesses and families behind.