Local new-music group Aperiodic recently released its second album, For Aperiodic (Focus). The record’s four pieces, composed respectively by Billie Howard, Michael Pisaro, and ensemble members Kenn Kumpf and Nomi Epstein, showcase Aperiodic’s rigorous execution of scores whose parameters include indeterminacy. In its tenth year, the group will carry on this practice through direct collaboration […]
Veteran Reader critic Peter Margasak finishes counting down his 40 favorite records of the year—the top ten include Henry Threadgill, Joanna Newsom, and Yarn/Wire.
Eight Reader writers recommend Vhol’s ambitious cosmic thrash, Boots’s ominous but danceable pop, Michael Pisaro’s thrillingly engrossing minimalism, and more.
If you didn’t get to know this idiosyncratic guitarist when he lived in Chicago, now’s as good a time as any to start.
What’s on the Reader‘s Agenda for Monday, October 21
An interview with LA art-pop singer Julia Holter, who plays Schubas on Saturday night.
Julia Holter lends heavenly wordless vocals to the final piece of Daniel Wohl’s gorgeous new album, Corps Exquis.
Young new-music collective Aperiodic dives headfirst into post-Cage experimentation with its second concert, Sunday afternoon at Elastic.