Here’s where to see who voted for what and how the points got divvied up.
The Reader polled dozens of critics to arrive at an absolutely indisputable ranked list of several hundred records that will definitely not start any arguments.
Current musical obsessions of ESS engineer Alex Inglizian, Rob Frye of Bitchin Bajas and Flux Bikes, and the Reader’s Philip Montoro
Chicago riff machines Bible of the Devil celebrate 20 years with album number seven, local rapper Boys vs. Girls hosts “The Pride Takeover” at Gallery Cabaret, and more.
Chicago five-piece Cave release the funky Allways on Friday and play two Hideout shows to celebrate.
This week’s featured gig poster was designed by artist Chris Day.
A couple of years ago the excellent, trance-inducing Chicago instrumental-rock band Cave quietly vanished. Drummer Rex McMurry moved to North Carolina in November 2015, while Cooper Crain and Rob Frye became increasingly busy with Bitchin Bajas, among other projects. That state of affairs felt like a shame to me, because Cave was on a serious […]
A 2008 track from the group’s recent rarities collection Release
This poster for Trans Am’s entire tour was designed by local screen printer Daniel MacAdam of Crosshair.
Bil Vermette’s spacey synths return from 1984, Indian releases a new LP of hateful doom, and more.
The countdown of my favorite albums from 2013, part three
The best concerts to see through the weekend include Sparks, Cave, Blind Boys of Alabama, and Sleigh Bells.
Cave take to the Chicago River to play music from their forthcoming album Threace.
The “arts” at this year’s Milwaukee Avenue Arts Festival include music from Cave, the Cairo Gang, and William Cepeda.
Humboldt Park dive El Mamey hosts an excellent show this weekend featuring Cave and Psychic Steel.