The Shadows and the Light, the new album from Chicago drummer Quin Kirchner, is an eclectic collection of freewheeling studio performances with a diverse range of sounds. On its second track, “Batá Chop,” the album features influences of West African batá drum and traces of Afro-Cuban drumming (which Kirchner learned as a teenager while studying […]
Psych-pop group Roommate play their first Chicago show in more than two years, DJ Clent spins at another giant juke, footwork, and ghetto-house blowout, and more.
Not everyone on this list graduated, but there’s no disputing the talent and vision of the players.
Bassist, composer, and former Chicagoan Carl Testa debuts a new piece tonight at Elastic.