Cosmic Country star Andrew Sa drops a high lonesome covers collection, Dave Rempis releases a double album of live performances that COVID couldn’t stop, and more.
Internal strife, unpaid royalties, and the looming possibility of a sale have forced venerable Chicago indie Bloodshot Records to a crossroads.
Summer outdoor concert series Out of SPACE announces its June shows, with the August dates coming later this month.
The new musical Verböten uses the story of Jason Narducy’s forgotten early-80s band to talk about the power of subculture.
Neko Case has rarely voiced her ideas directly in gorgeously, meticulously plotted music, preferring allusion, metaphor, and the pure sound of language, but there’s no missing a sense of mission and drive on her new album Hell-On (Anti). The travails Case endured during the production of the album have been widely reported; her Vermont home […]
The power-pop juggernaut headlines the Riviera on Friday.
The 25th annual Rhinoceros Theater Festival presents the cozy side of fringe.
Performing kids and a tribute to Jenny Magnus fill Prop Thtr for Rhinofest’s 25th anniversary
What’s on the Reader‘s Agenda for Friday, September 6
Between now and Sunday, your live-music options include the Hideout Block Party & A.V. Fest (with Neko Case, Mavis Staples, and more), House of Ladosha, Robbie Fulks, Willis Earl Beal, and Marc Anthony.
Neko Case talks to Mavis Staples in advance of their appearances at Hideout Block Party & A.V. Fest
Kites are fun, and dis Miss Kelly Hogan at your peril, asshole.
Stephin Merritt talks to Kelly Hogan about White Castle, Hootie the Owl, and why he can’t do drag
This week’s Chicagoan: Mia Park, kids’ show host
Slipknot’s No. 6 comes out for his friend in Austra, someone from Pitchfork plans to crash the Blackout, and Patti Smith swings back by Logan Square