Current musical obsessions of Teen Movie Hell author Mike McPadden, comics artist Corinne Halbert, and Reader listings coordinator Salem Collo-Julin
On Riot Fest’s final day, pretty much everybody had an opinion about Weezer
Other Sunday favorites at the festival included Patti Smith, Billy Bragg, the Cure, Chumped, and Cheap Trick.
Gossip Wolf: Riot Fest lineup predictions
Riot Fest predictions, For Practically Everyone Records revs up for spring, and more
Best shows to see: Ty Segall, Mudhoney, the Chicago Jazz Festival, Chris Knight, the Rempis Percussion Quartet
Between now and Sunday, your live-music options include Ty Segall, Mudhoney, the Rempis Percussion Quartet, the Chicago Jazz Festival, the North Coast Music Festival, and the African Festival of the Arts.
Jukebox update: Koko Taylor, Vybz Kartel, Mikal Cronin, and more
Our latest round of staff picks for the Reader‘s Interactive Jukebox (jukebox.chicagoreader.com)
12 O’Clock Track: Mudhoney’s ripper about shitty white wine, “Chardonnay”
Today’s 12 O’Clock Track is “Chardonnay,” from the new Mudhoney album, Vanishing Point.
Wire’s gooey-sweet Change Becomes Us and 15 more record reviews
Reviews of 16 fresh releases from all over the map: Wire, Aosoth, Julia Kent, DJ Koze, Pedrito Martinez, Sax G, and lots more
12 O’Clock Track: Geronimo!, “Into the Sun”
Geronimo!’s “Into the Sun,” from the new Exanimate
Thanks, Raven Sings the Blues!
How did I forget about Bardo Pond?
Mudhoney at 20
Mudhoney, turning 20 this year, celebrates with a classic reissue, a surprisingly good new record, and a tour that kicks off in Chicago on Friday.