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This week’s featured gig poster was created by local designer and illustrator Frank Okay as part of their 120 Free Posters project.
With the new Chicago XX, their third full-length in three years, the indefatigable weirdos in Cheer-Accident have hit a hot streak late in the fourth decade of their career.
The Chicago Independent Venue League shouldn’t have to push back against the Live Nation handouts in the Lincoln Yards development—but City Hall doesn’t protect Chicago’s homegrown music scene.
Current musical obsessions of Rae Amitay of Immortal Bird, M.K. of Fin, and Philip Montoro of the Reader
Twista celebrates (more than) 25 years in hip-hop, Well Yells drop a new tape of creepy, crawling postgoth, and more.
Chicago rapper Chris Crack breaks a yearlong silence with a single 36-minute track, DJ Paypal invites ghetto-house innovator Jana Rush to East Room, and more.
Thomas Frank, Zhang Peili, and more happenings from March 27-30
Author Lloyd Sachs, the exhibit “Graphic Relief,” and more happenings from October 10-13
Funds raised by the storytelling series and podcast The First Time go toward the independent station’s first radio tower.
Aussie singer Julia Jacklin has a compelling, liquid style of phrasing and a charming degree of youthful self-absorption.
Laughing Eye Weeping Eye cast an ancient spell with a brand-new cassette, dance-music label Nite Owl Diner releases its first compilation, and more.
Next week Chicago prog-rock five-piece District 97 release their third studio album, In Vaults, and they’ve just shared its first single.
This week’s featured gig poster was illustrated by Jason Castillo.
What’s on the Reader‘s Agenda for Tuesday, June 3