Listen to a raw and raucous Nirvana concert at Metro in 1990. Hear Slint performing a knockout cover of Neil Young’s “Cortez the Killer” at Club Dreamerz. Check out a […]
The members of Extraordinary Popular Delusions bring vast and varied experience to this underappreciated ensemble’s regular weekly shows—which follow no rules but their own.
Dave Rempis organizes concerts, mentors young musicians, and connects players from across the States and abroad—modeling the commitment and generosity that keep the jazz scene viable.
Experimental Sound Studio cofounder and executive director Lou Mallozzi is stepping down—and the rest of the staff is stepping up.
What’s on the Reader‘s Agenda for Saturday, March 29
A new Kickstarter campaign seeks to preserve the invaluable recordings made by local archivist and activist Malachi Ritscher
Mecca Normal posts a new song memorializing Chicago antiwar activist Malachi Ritscher.
A story on Malachi Ritscher airs on Al Jazeera English.
The Guinean musician Alpha Yaya Diallo plays Glen Ellyn; musicians remember Malachi Ritscher.
Brenmar makes beats that don’t fit in a box.
Okka Disk uncovers a valuable slice of Chicago’s free-jazz past.
Local music supporter Tushar Samant launches new live callendar for jazz, experimental, and improvised music
Elastic hosts a memorial for Malachi Ritscher on Sunday, November 12
Malachi Ritscher, longtime supporter of jazz and improvised music, apparently immolated himself near the Ohio Street exit on the Kennedy on November 3.