How three gay bars—La Mere Vipere, O’Banion’s, and Oz—became the cradle of the city’s punk scene
Chicago filmmaker Jim Sikora screens a rarely seen love letter to Saccharine Trust, Sacha Mullin celebrates an earnest, silly new video for an old song, and more.
Chicago rapper the Boy Illinois headlines his first show since dropping the triumphant Windy EP, three current and former Chicagoans set a piece of Finnegans Wake to music, and more.
On the occasion of the label’s 20th birthday party, cofounders Rob Miller and Nan Warshaw talk about diversifying their roster, surviving the collapse of album sales, and not getting rich.
What’s on the Reader‘s Agenda for Tuesday, September 30
FESTIVAL Chicago International Movies & Music Festival Returning for a third year, the Chicago International Movies & Music Festival runs Thursday through Sunday, April 14 through 17, with music-related screenings, live performances, and panel discussions. Seventy films from over 20 countries will be screened at 13 different venues, including Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington; […]
A new vinyl-only release of the pre-Minutemen recordings of Mike Watt, D. Boon, and George Hurley
Mike Watt on his collaboration with American Idol winner Kelly Clarkson.