Last spring, the future of Nervosa seemed uncertain. The powerful Brazilian thrash-metal band had changed drummers a few times since forming in 2010, but in April 2020 bassist and vocalist Fernanda Lira and drummer Luana Dametto, two-thirds of the trio on 2018’s Downfall of Mankind, quit the group. That left just one founding member, guitarist […]
The music that Italian composer Giacinto Scelsi wrote during the middle of the 20th century predicted minimalism and spectralism, but its forms and sounds remain distinct from those later developments—and from most other European classical music. Born in 1905, he started composing music in the late 1920s and arrived at his mature style after experiencing […]
For decades, percussionist Hamid Drake and reedist Ken Vandermark have sustained a partnership founded upon a deep engagement with the history of free jazz. Both within and outside the DKV Trio, their long-running ensemble with bassist Kent Kessler, their improvisations often arise from rhythmic foundations. But they’re also restless explorers, and on Open Border a […]
Only a few days before the travel ban, there seemed to be little concern about screening passengers at O’Hare for coronavirus.
A plaque explaining the controversial Italian aviator’s legacy could be added to the lakefront memorial, officials said.
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Late Night at Garage Rep, Steppenwolf’s eclectic new weekly series, features up-and-coming Chicago artists.
Today’s 12 O’Clock Track is the lo-fi punk ripper “Happy Charlie” from Sardinia band Thee Oops.
Noise in the Waters tells the stories of the thousands who lost their lives crossing the Mediterranean.
What Eataly is bringing to Chicago, according to partner Joe Bastianich.
Today’s 12 O’Clock Track is the driving, polished closer from the Italian band’s debut album, Racey Roller.
Review of a new biography of Margaret Fuller, a Victorian woman amazingly ahead of her time
Lisa Selman of Little Market Brasserie adds some vinegar to a cocktail that only looks like a mimosa.
The Italian earthquake verdict and its lesson for journalists.
If Obama’s so smart, why does he want four more years?