People with synesthesia perceive things typically associated with one sense, such as sound, through one or more additional senses, such as sight, taste, smell, or touch—a B-minor chord, for instance, might register as green. A number of famous musicians, including Mary J. Blige, Pharrell Williams, and Lady Gaga, have claimed to have (or are believed […]
Marvin Tate at Hungry Brain and more goings on 7/6-7/8
Poet, singer, and performer Marvin Tate has been a steady presence in Chicago’s artistic fringe for several decades, working with Leroy Bach’s art-funk band Uptighty back in the 90s while also fronting his own multidisciplinary omnibus D-Settlement. But I’d never paid him much more than passing attention until I caught him a few times in […]
Current musical obsessions of drummer and composer Bill Harris, clarinetist and composer Angel Bat Dawid, and Reader music critic Peter Margasak
This weekend’s No Walls benefit helps Chicagoans help the people in Trump’s crosshairs, Bobby Conn answers the inauguration with two sets at the Hideout, and more.
Can a tale of true love and time travel beat out a tale of true love and dystopian alternative reality?
Between now and April, the Reader and its readers will be choosing the greatest book ever written about Chicago.
Music headliners at CIMMfest 2014 include Yo La Tengo and Goblin soundtracking Suspiria.
Dam-Funk & Snoopzilla’s house-party jams, Last False Hope’s steel-toed bluegrass, and 14 more records reviewed.
Marvin Tate and Dave Hilliard collaborate on a new project, The Amazing Mister Orange