The Chicago Reader debuted October 1, 1971—almost two years before DJ Kool Herc threw the very first hip-hop party in the Bronx in August 1973, nearly three years before the Ramones made their first appearance onstage at CBGB in August 1974, and more than five years before Frankie Knuckles first spun at the Warehouse in […]
Fronted by artist Gregory Jacobsen, Lovely Little Girls combine alien prog from the likes of Magma and Art Bears with abject histrionics and body horror.
The year in Chicago history via the pages of the Reader
Checking out the eagerly awaited new media offering from the founding editor of Sassy.
On the blowing up of spots, aka What Not to Publicize
Secret History of Chicago Music artist Steve Krakow, aka Plastic Crimewave, doesn’t want the Seeds front man to go to the great beyond entirely in Michael Jackson’s shadow.
Nicole Chambers and Mark Solotroff talk with Vice about this weekend’s black-metal and noise festival.
My periodic defense of Liz Armstrong and a jeremiad about literary journalism.
Liz Armstrong, the Chicago Reader’s former Chicago Antisocial columnist, now writes for Vice magazine.
Former WHPK program director and music promoter Tim Aher has died in London.
Liz Armstrong lands in Las Vegas with a bang.