Last Week Tonight With John Oliver writer Josh Gondelman at Zanies, and more goings-on the week of December 4-7
Also, RIP to the Shrine nightclub, and plans for sex club in River North are off the table.
Jumbled, half-formed, and oddly engrossing, Kanye’s seventh album mirrors his public ups and downs.
The young Chicago MC just put out her debut record, Fuck the Public.
To help celebrate the return of The Best Show, the Reader asked Tom Scharpling and Jon Wurster to revisit their first collaboration, the famous “Rock, Rot & Rule” sketch, which predated the show by several years—and still stands as one of the great moments in the history of trolling. Wurster played fictional blowhard Ronald Thomas […]
What’s on the Reader‘s Agenda for Thursday, July 24.
Bil Vermette’s spacey synths return from 1984, Indian releases a new LP of hateful doom, and more.
The best shows to see on Thu 1/9 through Sun 1/12
What’s on the Reader‘s Agenda for Thursday, January 9
The 2013 pop charts in a nutshell
Between now and Wednesday, your live-music options include the Handsome Family, Abraham Levitan, Peter Brötzmann, Mayer Hawthorne, Twin Peaks, and Justin Timberlake and Jay Z.
What’s on the Reader‘s Agenda for Monday, July 22
New York hip-hop is shaking up and waking up to a new electronic music that’s both innovative and commercial. The new style is not so much a sound as a strategy, a cold fusion that maps a middle ground between tripped-out Wu-Tang science and overeager Puffy pop.