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Tag: Eighth Blackbird
Why won’t City Hall fight for Chicago’s homegrown music scene?
The Chicago Independent Venue League shouldn’t have to push back against the Live Nation handouts in the Lincoln Yards development—but City Hall doesn’t protect Chicago’s homegrown music scene.
Jazz bassist Matt Ulery blends styles and scenes with his multifarious new project
Ulery’s celebration of Sifting Stars this weekend makes for a good snapshot of his eclectic practice—it combines a jazz quintet, a vocalist, and a string quartet.
Steve Hauschildt of Emeralds celebrates a new album of crystalline ambient techno
Steve Hauschildt of Emeralds celebrates a new album of crystalline ambient techno, Thirsty Ears Festival brings classical music to the streets of Ravenswood, and more.
Eight hands make light work for Third Coast Percussion
Third Coast Percussion are already one of the best ensembles of their kind in the country—and their upcoming projects with Philip Glass and Devonté Hynes could make them the biggest.
The Frequency Festival kicks off six days of top-shelf contemporary classical tonight at the MCA
Reader writer Peter Margasak celebrates three years of his Frequency Series with a festival of adventurous new music.
Eighth Blackbird release a lovely animated video for their reimagining of ‘Pretty Polly’
Eighth Blackbird commissioned a labor-intensive video to accompany a rewritten folk song from Bryce Dessner’s Murder Ballads.
Eighth Blackbird roosts at the MCA
Since 2011 the Museum of Contemporary Art has hosted visual artists to create unique work over extended periods: Goshka Macuga, Mark Bradford, and Martin Creed have all developed projects through the museum’s artist-in-residence program. But this year the institution has taken the unusual but laudable step of naming Chicago’s Eighth Blackbird—one of the world’s foremost […]
Best classical label
Cedille Records @CedilleRecords Founded in 1989 by James Ginsburg, Cedille Records is hardly a secret in the world of classical music, where it’s widely recognized as one of the most important independent imprints. Calling it the best classical label in Chicago, where it’s arguably the only established example, may feel like faint praise—but Cedille has […]
Blake Edwards of Vertonen on Danish composer and explosives expert Else Marie Pade
Current musical obsessions of Blake Edwards (aka noise artist Vertonen) and WLUW veteran Philip von Zweck
Reader’s Agenda Fri 10/10: Supernatural Chicago, Tony Magee, and Matt Ulery
What’s on the Reader‘s Agenda for Thursday, October 9
Best classical group
Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Reader’s Agenda Wed 5/21: Ride of Silence, the Unexpected, and Fred Lonberg-Holm
What’s on the Reader‘s Agenda for Wednesday, May 21
City announces lineup for Millennium Park’s Loops & Variations series
Eighth Blackbird, Alarm Will Sound, and Chicago Q Ensemble among the highlights of this summer’s program
Parlour Tapes knocks classical music off its high horse
Young Chicago label Parlour Tapes has hosted a fake job fair, but they’ve also released some of the city’s best new classical music.