I’ve never understood exactly why I respond to sea shanties, jigs, and British Isles folk of yore. Maybe something in my eastern European genetic makeup makes me long for ancient traditions, whether I have any connection to them or not; maybe it stems from my childhood love of mythological sea monsters. Whatever the reason, my […]
A tribute single for drummer Bill Rieflin benefits the cancer center that treated him; activist Mohawk Johnson and experimental duo Angry Blackmen drop new rap projects.
This dedicated, lushly meticulous David Bowie tribute band debuted at Metro in 2013 as a benefit for a cancer charity. They’ve carried that tradition forward (albeit with different charities) into each subsequent performance at the venue, as well as expanding their scope into other fund-raising events and special shows—including a few full-album sets and a […]
Pigface was born in 1990 as the supergroup brainchild of Ministry members Martin Atkins, also of Public Image Limited and Killing Joke, and William Rieflin, who has led a miraculously eclectic career—anyone who’s been a member of R.E.M., Swans, and King Crimson can probably play just about anything. By design, the group has had a […]
At Killing Joke’s Chicago show, front man Jaz Coleman talks esoteric philosophy, touring with Tool, and his new symphonic album.
Twista celebrates (more than) 25 years in hip-hop, Well Yells drop a new tape of creepy, crawling postgoth, and more.
Saturday at Metro, actor Michael Shannon joined Sons of the Silent Age for yet another demonstration of the lasting impact of Bowie’s work.
The Vic screens the Wax Trax! Records documentary before it’s even finished, Chicago expat Alex Wiley returns to headline a hip-hop party at the Promontory, and more.
Local David Bowie cover band Sons of the Silent Age play a concert at Metro benefitting cancer research at the University of Chicago Medical Center.
What’s on the Reader‘s Agenda for Thursday, August 7
Sons of the Silent Age do Bowie for pediatric cancer research, and more
“I got to have Peter Brötzmann play at my house. I have Z’ev play at my house.”
Pinebender plays its first show in two years at Do-Division—and a big chunk of the rest of the lineup has been announced too.
His new solo album and High Confessions work aren’t half of it. Plus: LA dance label 100% Silk spins through town, and more
The industrial legend recruits some hard hitters for his new album. Plus: J2K racks up some credits outside Flosstradamus, Alex White quits her day job, and Royal Pines shuffle their lineup