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Jazz guitarist Dan Phillips caps off another return to Chicago with the release show for his latest two CDs

While electric guitarist Dan Phillips spends most of his time in Bangkok, Thailand, where he teaches music at Silpakorn University, he heads back to Chicago every year to visit family and reconnect with a music scene that shaped his aesthetic sense. Most of his local gigs this time have been with shifting four-piece lineups that […]

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In Rotation: A Reader critic, CHIRP Radio’s founder, and Zapruder Point’s singer dish on what’s got their toes tapping

Leor Galil, Reader music critic Mamaleek’s Kurdaitcha: Here’s something I never expected to hear from a pair of San Francisco bedroom musicians: a moving, visceral concoction of black metal, jazz, shoegaze, hip-hop, experimental, and world music rolled into one intense record. The sheer power and beauty of songs like “The White Marble Stone” continue to […]