Chicago-based percussionist Daniel Villarreal says his debut solo album, Panamá 77, is a soundtrack of his life and an introduction to who he is. “It’s about my upbringing and my experiences as a musician and artist in the city of Panamá and also in the city of Chicago,” he explains. “It’s a blend of all […]
Like a scarlet pane of firelight shining from a brick-and-mortar facade, a red door on the 1700 block of North Wells announces the presence of a little piece of magic in the Old Town neighborhood. “You just walk beyond that barrier and you leave your life behind—a calm washes over you and you’re in this […]
It’s not easy to forget the prejudice confronted by Chicago’s Latine bands and artists who were trying to build relationships with venues and recording studios in the late 90s and early 2000s. I experienced some of it personally as manager for one of those bands. From 2001 till around 2014, I worked with [.DESCARGA.], and […]
This weekend’s No Walls benefit helps Chicagoans help the people in Trump’s crosshairs, Bobby Conn answers the inauguration with two sets at the Hideout, and more.
Plus: Nomo play their first show in three years, the Promontory hosts the Twilite Tone on Thanksgiving, and more.
Current musical obsessions of Rob Garmer and Victor Nwankwo (both halves of DJ duo We Theory)
Siblings Natalie and Elliot Bergman conclude their U.S. tour Saturday at Metro.