When British guitarist and vocalist Anna Calvi released her self-titled debut album in 2011, it felt like she’d emerged as a fully formed icon. Drawing from rock, punk, opera, and flamenco guitar, Calvi combined talent, eclecticism, and swagger in a way that had less in common with indie songwriters of her generation than with the […]
Norman: The Moderate Rise and Tragic Fall of a New York Fixer has the moral dimensions of a Jewish folktale.
The writer-directors of The Intouchables return with Samba, another comforting interracial drama.
An African superstar in a Chicago band, local drone rock, concert photos, Wilco disses, and our guide to Record Store Day
Critics’ Choices and other notable shows: Charlotte Gainsbourg, Best Coast, Finntroll, Hot Chip, the Amir ElSaffar & Hafez Modirzadeh Quartet, and more
This week’s Early Warnings include Black Joe Lewis & the Honeybears, Dengue Fever, the Dutchess & the Duke, Iron Maiden, Kings of Leon, Quintron & Miss Pussycat, and Three 6 Mafia.
Love hurts for Romain Duris and Charlotte Gainsbourg in Patrice Chéreau’s “Persecution,” screening Wednesday 10/21 in the Chicago International Film Festival.
Selected films making their Chicago premieres at the festival through Thursday, October 15
The airy French duo Air play Chicago on Friday.