Jazz Fest’s ten days of neighborhood concerts, satellite shows, and aftersets include Kidd Jordan, Angel Bat Dawid, Jeff Parker, Marc Ribot, and Ben Sidran.
Marc Ribot makes a rare solo appearance on Thursday, performing in response to an exhibit of paintings by Ivan Albright at the Art Institute of Chicago.
New York guitarist Mary Halvorson brings her daring but sophisticated octet to Chicago for the first time.
New documentaries focus on Devo, Morphine, the Mekons, the Residents, and more
Your live-music options on Memorial Day include Marc Ribot’s Ceramic Dog, Gorod, and Anti-Flag—and there’s plenty more on Tuesday and Wednesday.
Ches Smith, who rolls through Chicago next week in Marc Ribot’s Ceramic Dog, easily straddles ideas from both jazz and rock in his great quintet These Arches.
What’s scheduled for some of this summer’s best free concert series.
On Sunday, the Chicago Jazz Festival hosts Allen Toussaint, Steve Coleman, and more
New reviews and notable screenings in this week’s issue.
Music Critics’ Choices and other notable shows: the Diplomats, Shams Ensemble, Robyn Hitchcock & Joe Boyd, Robbie Fulks, Rotting Christ, Marc Ribot, Wanda Jackson, White Hills, and more