Back in ye olde early aughts, “freak folk” ruled the land. Championed and perhaps encouraged by photogenic weirdo Devendra Banhart, artists influenced by elegiac or subliminally psychedelic folk acts from the 60s and 70s—Tyrannosaurus Rex, the Incredible String Band, Michael Hurley—started coming out of the woodwork. For a hot strange minute, indie record bins were […]
Update: To help slow the spread of COVID-19, this show has been postponed. Contact point of purchase for refund or exchange information. Colorado three-piece Velnias have always had their own distinctive blend of black, progressive, and folk metal: it builds slowly, and they give it a lot of room to breathe. They took their name […]
Students across the city plan to leave class and gather in Grant Park Friday to protest gun violence.
Weed Week: There is no completely reliable test for marijuana intoxication, and very few cops trained to recognize it.
Also, gas prices in Illinois are the lowest they’ve been in 12 years.
A trip to Denver shows the financial promise of legalizing pot.
At a press conference Monday, a group of elected officials set a goal of legalizing, regulating, and taxing marijuana sales for recreational use in Illinois.
A call for legalization in Illinois is the latest sign of the shifting politics of pot.
Laws or culture—which comes first?
Illinois’s new cannabis program will help some ill patients, but its many rules, restrictions, and uncertainties are a real buzz kill.
Legalization votes in Colorado and Washington show that the nation’s marijuana policies are a tangled mess
The law passed yesterday in Colorado making it illegal to throw things at cyclists inspired this gem of a talk radio segment on the Detroit morning show Deminski & Doyle (also discussed here).