A Room-themed pop-up at Emporium Arcade Bar and more goings-on November 27-30
For Grizzly Bear’s first album in five years, Painted Ruins, the band broke from its independent roots to join forces with major label RCA. Produced by bassist Chris Taylor, the new music has a glossier surface finish than ever, and the band hasn’t simplified its intricate style. In fact, the tension between the world-weary lyrics […]
Lollapalooza 2013 had plenty of faults, but we made the most of it by taming our expectations.
What’s on the Reader‘s Agenda for Sunday, August 4
What to see on Sunday at Lollapalooza 2013
Prepare for the Brkf$t Club’s first headlining show with one of the year’s best local rap videos
Why Chief Keef might be good for Chicago, hip-hoppers enjoying Mountain Dew, and more
Twin Shadow, aka George Lewis Jr., talks to Chicago dance-music fixture Yoko Homo
Grizzly Bear’s Chris Taylor debuts his new solo project Cant on Tuesday with a show at Lincoln Hall.
Pavement at Coachella! How will it go the second time around?
My top 40 albums of 2009, installment two
Shows curated by Scott Wolniak and Ryan Christian open at Western Exhibitions.
What’s new in hipster rap?
Pitchfork just released 300 more individual passes for each day of the Pitchfork Music Festival. If you missed out on the first round of tickets for the weekend’s festivities (Flaming Lips, the Jesus Lizard, Grizzly Bear, Fucked Up, and so on), I’d jump at the chance to snatch up the remaining passes. I’m sure they’ll […]
What you need to know before you go