Lollapalooza brought the big names on its 2019 lineup, but could it do more to engage the Chicago fans and artists who make this such a great city for music?
This year’s headliners include Ariana Grande, Childish Gambino, and Twenty One Pilots—but to get tickets, you have to pay a company owned by Live Nation, which remains an undefined part of the Lincoln Yards development.
This week’s featured gig poster was designed by Dan Black of Landland.
Donald Glover has emerged as one of the most talented forces in entertainment this century, but by and large the music he’s created under the name Childish Gambino has landed awkwardly. As an actor, writer, director, and comedian, Glover has proved that he can express poignant, hard-to-define emotions through several works of art, including his […]
Six years ago Fredo Santana helped make Chicago the epicenter of the rap world, and on Friday he passed away at age 27.
Current musical obsessions of Eye Vybe Records founder Karissa Talanian, singer-songwriter Drea Smith, and Reader associate editor Kevin Warwick
The festival ends with triumphant set from the hometown hero, featuring a surprise R. Kelly cameo and an ocean of mud.
A deeper look at Childish Gambino’s recent official “bootleg” LP and a bootleg of an old Kurt Cobain demo
Bootleg rap and R&B vinyl is thriving, even though most of the music is easy to buy or free to download.
Chance the Rapper drops Acid Rap—and it’s going to take him to places he’s only imagined.
An interview with the local MC, who headlines at the Metro on Friday, November 23rd
Three Beats: Chance the Rapper pushes Acid Rap, Disappears play Rainbo, and more
Recommended and notable shows, including Cola Freaks, Woods of Ypres, James Blake, Childish Gambino, and more