Cinder Well is the brainchild of Ireland-based, California-bred singer and multi-instrumentalist Amelia Baker. As part of the Santa Cruz anarchist folk-punk scene, she’s previously played with dusky folk trio the Gembrokers and metal- and Klezmer-influenced collective Blackbird Raum, among others; in 2015 she launched Cinder Well as a solo outlet where she could collaborate with […]
Ireland’s Druid Theatre brings Samuel Beckett’s forever-relevant play to Chicago.
Gillian O’Brien’s new book Blood Runs Green examines the political ramifications of the 1889 murder of an Irish doctor in Chicago.
LA garage label Burger Records throws itself 50 parties (including one in Chicago), Smart Bar celebrates women in dance music, and more.
A Red Orchid Theatre’s Strandline may be too Irish for its own good.
Strawdog Theatre Company presents Improbable Frequency.
If Obama’s so smart, why does he want four more years?
The Drew Peterson story the Sun-Times wishes into being.
Back in 1983 two middle-aged brothers named Frank and Malachy McCourt hit Chicago with A Couple of Blaguards, their boozy barroom revue of stories and songs about growing up in–and escaping from–the rainy Irish coastal city of Limerick. A surprise hit at the now-defunct CrossCurrents cabaret, Blaguards stretched a two-week booking into an eight-month run, […]