Cortini is best known for making Trent Reznor sound even better, but in his solo practice he produces symphonies of sound with exotic analog synths.
Current musical obsessions of Lord Mantis drummer Bill Bumgardner, his bandmate Andrew Markuszewski, and Reader music editor Philip Montoro
Chicago Music Exchange Runner-Up: Andy’s
Current musical obsessions of singer-songwriter Rob Nicholas, CPS teacher Paul DeNovi, and Reader digital content editor Tal Rosenberg
Adam Granduciel of the War on Drugs talks to Steve Krakow, aka Plastic Crimewave: “I just want every show to blow my fucking mind.”
Chicago Music Exchange
What’s on the Reader‘s Agenda for Saturday, May 10
In a roundabout way, Dan Orkin inherited a peculiar map from his great-aunt—one cut entirely from stamps.
312 Vintage Guitars
It’s an unflashy place full of unflashy gear, but unless you’re making United Center money, flash is less important than solidness and affordability.
Photo Issue 2012: reader-submitted images honoring Chicago’s quiet-but-worthy moments