Tim Kinsella lets everyone else tell the story of Joan of Arc—entirely in keeping with his long-running group’s embrace of illogic and reinvention.
He gave tirelessly of his time, talent, knowledge, and advice, whether running sound at a gig or recording a young band.
The local band celebrates its 20th anniversary at Elastic with a visual-arts show.
The local trio play tonight at Hideout and Sunday at Reckless.
Artist on Artist: Fingerstyle guitarist William Tyler talks to Douglas McCombs of Brokeback and Tortoise.
The migration of the hipster: A Chicago history, 1898-present
At a Yob show in February he turned the Flat Iron into a white-hot doom-metal blast furnace, and at this year’s Dark Lord Day he made High on Fire’s stampeding barbarian metal sound as overwhelming outside as I’ve ever heard it indoors.
In which our correspondent attends the annual festival of beer and metal that revolves around Three Floyds’ notorious Russian imperial stout.
New shows at the Fireside prompt a stream of stories about the good old days. Plus: Russian Circles and the worst kind of metal damage, Kanye as Twitter fodder, and more