Here’s a (spooky) sampling of some Halloween and other (horrific) seasonal events and activities coming up (from the shadows of the night) in Chicago and beyond (the living dead). Bwahahahahahaha! […]
One of the few positive aspects of the pandemic is how it’s highlighted the importance and irreplaceability of our relationships, even as a tangled web of geographic and public health […]
Guitarist Li Jianhong is fairly unknown in the U.S., but he’s one of the most important experimental musicians in China. Like Sonic Youth and Japanese rock collective Ghost, he straddles […]
Current musical obsessions of Hank Pearl of Black Pearl Photo, Joshua Hasken of the band Fernando Doppel, and Jamie Ludwig of the Reader
Metal shows remain a great way to drive hostile occupiers out of your head—whether you prefer the bitter catharsis of False or the galloping rush of Tengger Cavalry.
Guitarists Ryley Walker and Bill MacKay whip up some sorely needed holiday cheer, Timbuck2Forever returns to Metro to honor the fallen Chicago DJ, and more.
Footwork crews often end up as sideshows to DJs or rappers—but Chicago dancers the Era hope to change that with their first stage production.
Seventy-one great photos from Chicago’s biggest for-profit music festival
Outdoor screenings are in full swing.
The Silence’s “Lemon Iro No Cannabis” is a grandly ornate and pastorally serene fusion of classic rock and psychedelia.
What’s on the Reader‘s Agenda for Tuesday, May 14
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 Reader’s Agenda for Saturday, March 30, 2013
Six Reader writers, 12 months, 30 picks, and no generic “top tens”
You can buy the machine Ghost’s Masaki Batoh used to translate brain waves to sound for his new album.