Do you have spare coats, boots, gloves, hats, or socks? The Rogers Park People’s Survival Program, which is connected to the Chicago-wide collective For the People is leading a winter clothing drive, and searching for these priority items to be redistributed locally. They are also looking for underwear (never worn!), blankets, and basic hygiene products. […]
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‘We would like to help’
We started with a bang. In January, a mob of supporters of the last presidential administration attacked the United States Capitol building in D.C., grabbing lecterns, posting selfies, and leaving a trail of confusion and “released on own recognizance” privilege in their wake. And it’s possible 2021 will end with a whimper. The new Omicron […]
A new Zoom opera honors the health-care workers fighting COVID
A new Zoom opera honors the health-care workers fighting COVID, country cat Lawrence Peters leads a workshop for aspiring record collectors, and more.
Alejandro Ayala, aka King Hippo, DJ and producer
“You bring people together and something will always happen. . . . The how is pretty easy, but the why is more important to me.”
Q: What do you listen to for self-care? A: Saxophone rock from 1981
The letter “Q” may be ruined, but the conspiracy can’t have Quarterflash.
Just got paid
Upcoming events and distractions from our listings coordinator
Sandra Treviño, DJ and founder of Latin-music site Enchúfate
“I love that I can share the music that I love, and that once people hear it they’re gonna love it too.”
Andrew Kitchen’s boogie strikes back
Soul Train veteran and Attack of the Boogie host Andrew Kitchen celebrates the reissue of his dance show’s 1984 theme song.
Not only in my dreams
What our listings coordinator is musing about this week
The Reader’s stay-at-home chronicles: days 36 and 37
What we’re reading, watching, listening to, etc., to pass the time.
Damon Locks’s Black Monument Ensemble drop a live video to buoy a locked-down city
Damon Locks’s Black Monument Ensemble drop a live video to buoy a locked-down city, self-described “bohemian electronics” act Sip releases its first studio album, and more.
Belkis Ayón retrospective, the International Women’s Day Festival, and more to do this weekend
Arts and culture happenings from Fri 3/6 to Sun 3/8.
Form and function
A DJ and radio host takes a considered approach to style.
Building on the pillars of Blue Groove Lounge
An oral history of DJ Jesse de la Peña’s foundational Blue Groove Lounge hip-hop night, on the occasion of its belated 25th birthday parties
Eye 94 opens readers’ ears
Lumpen hosts the only terrestrial radio show in the midwest devoted to books and authors.