Basque singer and multi-instrumentalist Elena Setién began working on her latest English-language recording, Unfamiliar Minds, just as the first wave of COVID shut down Europe down. She uses both sound […]
Midwinter runs February 15 through 17 and also includes Oneohtrix Point Never, Grouper, Perfume Genius, DJ Koze, two William Basinski performances, and Tortoise playing all of TNT.
New reviews and notable screenings in this week’s issue
Heart of a Dog is a meditation on death, loss, and unconditional love.
Today’s 12 O’Clock Track is “Babydoll,” off of the 1989 album Strange Angels.
Marnie Stern talks inspiration, self-criticism, and deep-dish pizza with Dave Reminick of Paper Mice.
The 22nd annual Chicago Humanities Festival. Theme: Technology
A Kinsella solo project, cozy performance art, second-wave emo, sweaty garage rockers, and more
Laurie Anderson has turned futuristic performance art into something you can get cozy with.
Jonathan Leyser works to finish the first documentary covering William Burroughs’s entire life.
Okkyung Lee, who plays Sunday night at the Pritzker Pavilion in Min Xiao-Fen’s Asian Trio, is one of the most beguiling young figures in New York’s creative-music community. The Korean […]
Laurie Anderson’s debut, a surprise crossover hit, gets the deluxe reissue treatment.
Rufus Harley and Arthur Lee die