Current musical obsessions of singer-songwriter Adam Gottlieb, blues musician Andy Willis, and Reader writer Leor Galil
Also, outgoing Republican senator Mark Kirk laments the lost of the moderate establishment in the age of Trump.
Pride Parade, a sausage fest, a vegan fest, and eight more cool things to do in Chicago this weekend.
June’s top concerts, film premieres, comedy shows, parades, and more
Also, Mavis Staples enlists interesting new collaborators, and the media wonders whether Governor Rauner has a state e-mail address.
New reviews and notable screenings in this week’s issue
In I’ll Take You There, Tribune critic Greg Kot tracks the Staple Singers’ march toward freedom.
What’s on the Reader‘s Agenda for Friday, September 6
Between now and Sunday, your live-music options include the Hideout Block Party & A.V. Fest (with Neko Case, Mavis Staples, and more), House of Ladosha, Robbie Fulks, Willis Earl Beal, and Marc Anthony.
Neko Case talks to Mavis Staples in advance of their appearances at Hideout Block Party & A.V. Fest
What’s on the Agenda for Friday, June 8, 2012
There’s more than Mavis at Blues Fest: other must-see acts include Texas Johnny Brown, Floyd Taylor, and the Rising Star Fife and Drum Band
Kites are fun, and dis Miss Kelly Hogan at your peril, asshole.
Stephin Merritt talks to Kelly Hogan about White Castle, Hootie the Owl, and why he can’t do drag
For its 15th year the club welcomes back headliners Andrew Bird and Mavis Staples