Though live shows are returning, there’s no safer way to support artists and labels than buying music online.
Dinosaur Jr.’s second act is a feel-good gift that keeps on giving. These unwavering indie-rock lifers seem to have access to a bottomless well of arena-ready solos and riffs, brain-sticking melodies, and hurricane-force noise. In the late 1980s, the powerhouse trio—guitarist and singer J Mascis, bassist and singer Lou Barlow, and drummer Murph—became a revolutionary […]
After years of expanding into other cities, Riot Fest is once more a strictly hometown affair—and the Reader weighs in on its bill, its brand, and more.
Old favorites from Dinosaur Jr. and the Wu-Tang Clan still sound fresh, but a few of the “classic” albums getting played at Riot Fest have passed their expiration dates.
This week’s featured gig poster is designed by local artist Josh Davis of Dead Meat Design.
Songs: Ohia and Magnolia Electric Co. front man Jason Molina produced a prodigious catalog of stark and heartbreaking music. Then he disappeared.
Guitarist Nathaniel Braddock makes a return visit from down under, ChiTown Futbol hosts an antifascist conference, and more.
Riot Fest’s nostalgia party ended with lots of rain and a ripping Replacements set, but the weekend had its forward-looking moments too.
Day two of Riot Fest features X, Dinosaur Jr., Public Enemy, and much more.
What’s on the Reader’s Agenda for Monday, April 15, 2013
Reviews of 16 fresh releases from all over the map: Wire, Aosoth, Julia Kent, DJ Koze, Pedrito Martinez, Sax G, and lots more
What’s on the Agenda for Saturday, June 23, 2012
Not just the Green Music Fest but also Colin Stetson, Japandroids, Dope Body, and more
This week’s featured gig poster was designed by Steven Emshwiller of War Paint Studio
Dinosaur Jr., the Raveonettes, and compostable everything at Green Music Fest this Saturday and Sunday