Internal strife, unpaid royalties, and the looming possibility of a sale have forced venerable Chicago indie Bloodshot Records to a crossroads.
Here’s where to see who voted for what and how the points got divvied up.
The Reader polled dozens of critics to arrive at an absolutely indisputable ranked list of several hundred records that will definitely not start any arguments.
As the 25th Chicago Underground Film Festival approaches, here are ten stand-out features from festivals past.
Four years ago, alt-country legends Freakwater crossed streams with postpunk pomo-folk group the Mekons and gave rise to a hybrid beast: the Freakons, a project that’s brought out some of the best in both bands at its rare live performances. Now the group is back, and with a particular purpose. Concurrently with these two sold-out […]
Current musical obsessions of Impulsive Hearts front woman Danielle Sines, CHIRP codirector of features Amelia Hruby, and Reader music editor Philip Montoro
Janet Bean of Eleventh Dream Day on Nick Drake’s mom, and more
Shows to see over the next few days include Freakwater, Michael Vallera, Femi Kuti, Castle, and the NRG Ensemble
What’s on the Reader‘s Agenda for Monday, January 21, 2013
An overview of the overwhelming fifth annual Record Store Day
Tickets go on sale at 4 PM today for the Hideout’s inauguration-eve concert in D.C., featuring Tortoise, the Waco Brothers, Ken Vandermark, and Freakwater, David “Honeyboy” Edwards, and other Chicago acts.
Country-fried Sunday at the Hideout.
Along with Alice Cooper, Freakwater has the distinction of recording one of the finest dead-baby songs of all time. But that’s probably where the similarities between the two end.