Riot Fest has its traditions, and it’s hard to hate Andrew W.K. or Gwar—but here are some bands we’d like to see.
Dwight Yoakam’s most recent single sounds like it could’ve been found in a jukebox of obscure 45s at a 1960s California honky-tonk, despite having been written and released (on Reprise) […]
Governor Rauner again comes out against legalizing recreational marijuana in an interview this week.
Logan Center screens the experimental classic as part of a retrospective on underground distributor Canyon Cinema.
Current musical obsessions of Impulsive Hearts front woman Danielle Sines, CHIRP codirector of features Amelia Hruby, and Reader music editor Philip Montoro
The last living genius of honky-tonk passes away on his birthday.
Riot Fest was still muddy and gross on Saturday, but the music—Drive Like Jehu, System of a Down, Rancid, the Damned—made all the slogging around worth it.
The festival has been a punching bag so far this year, but with luck it’ll turn out more like a piñata—and either way, the Reader is getting in a few swings.
And no, it’s not just because he spent three years in San Quentin.
Artist on Artist: Honky-tonk torch carrier Dale Watson talks to local country journeyman Lawrence Peters
Janka Nabay, Nachtmystium, Merle Haggard, and Alabama Shakes are among the artists on this week’s Soundboard
Recommended events paired with nearby restaurants.