As Spectacular Diagnostics, Chicago producer Robert Krums specializes in hip-hop tracks that seem to circle the planet in low orbit, collecting cosmic dust that mixes with flecks of grit from our world. On his new album, Natural Mechanics (Group Bracil), he blends samples like he’s devising floral arrangements for a royal wedding—the glassy keyboard melody […]
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Bobby Conn’s new album confronts the cruel delusion of ‘self-help’
Bobby Conn’s new album confronts the cruel delusion of “self-help,” Matt Jencik and Whitney Johnson team up as Deep Space Duo, and more.
Guitarist Dave Specter on the young stars building the future of the blues
Current musical obsessions of recording artists Dave Specter and Nicholas Tremulis and Reader associate editor Jamie Ludwig
Keeping the beat
Chicago’s beat scene has to do without the attention the city’s rappers get, but it’s a vital incubator for adventurous, ambitious instrumental hip-hop.
Veteran Chicago hip-hop producer DJ Rude One on leaving music making—and coming back to make his new album
DJ Rude One, formerly of Single Minded Pros, returns after a decade away from music making with Closed Sessions’ release of the full-length Onederful.
Chiditarod hits the streets, the Interview Show celebrates eight years, and more things to do in Chicago this weekend
Waffle Fest 6, Gilmore Guys, and more happenings from March 4-6.
The Reader’s Agenda: Tue 10/16
What’s on the Agenda for Tuesday, October 16, 2012