The city is replacing the Chicago Jazz Festival with a slimmed-down online event, while the smaller, nimbler Hyde Park Jazz Festival plans to try pop-up in-person shows.
Maxx McGathey of Gramps the Vamp scores silent horror films, including Nosferatu and The Man Who Laughs, which opens the Music Box of Horrors—and whose disfigured hero inspired the Joker.
South-side school Horace Mann Elementary is holding a fund-raiser to supplement its small budget and keep its band marching.
The Horace Mann Marching Mustangs launch a fund-raiser to buy instruments, Douglas Park hosts a free workshop on field recordings and graphic scores, and more.
Punk marching band Mucca Pazza premiere a playful video to celebrate their new Trick or Treat EP.
A performance by the instrumental band Mar Caribe will precede screenings of the short Balloonfest and the documentary feature Thy Father’s Chair.
Chicago banjo fiend Al Scorch talks about his inspirations—including freak bikes, DIY hardcore, and Kelly Hogan.
It’s from the punky, ragtag marching band’s forthcoming album L.Y.A..
Supporting the daughters of widowed chef Dean Zanella, and other events coming up.
The fringe-theater faves take over the monthlong Tuesday Night Residency series.
Our guide to the best places to be when 2014 starts
What’s on the Reader‘s Agenda for Saturday, October 19
No more Winters in Osaka, the first annual Fall Ball, and more
Six points and 40 bands—including Roky Erickson, the Reigning Sound, and Ted Leo—at Wicker Park Fest 2013.
Though the monthly rock ‘n’ roll shows at Jackhammer ended last year, if the bill is worthwhile, it’ll get booked.