It’s not easy to forget the prejudice confronted by Chicago’s Latine bands and artists who were trying to build relationships with venues and recording studios in the late 90s and early 2000s. I experienced some of it personally as manager for one of those bands. From 2001 till around 2014, I worked with [.DESCARGA.], and […]
Quin Kirchner blew into Chicago in 2005, after Hurricane Katrina devastated his old hometown of New Orleans. He wasted no time making himself essential as a drummer, and since then he’s played with a wide variety of acts: Afrobeat combo Nomo, tropical pop band Wild Belle, singer-guitarist Ryley Walker, and countless jazz ensembles. In all […]
Plus: Nomo play their first show in three years, the Promontory hosts the Twilite Tone on Thanksgiving, and more.
Today’s 12 O’Clock Track is “Flare Gun” from the upcoming In Tall Buildings album, Driver.
Audio engineers Tim Iseler and Jeremy Lemos on “Darth Vader’s Cock and Balls” and the Dirty Projectors at the Sydney Opera
A new look, new features, and much more
Every week, one of our staffers shares three musical obsessions—then asks someone else (who asks someone else) to take a turn.
Featuring Nicole Mitchell’s Sonic Projections, the Kurt Elling Quintet with Ernie Watts, the Ramsey Lewis 75th birthday celebration, and much more
Critics’ Choices and other notable concerts: the Breeders, Nebula, Lucero, Nobunny, Otto, and more
Nomo plays Schubas tonight, and my review of Mosaic’s new Anthony Braxton box set is in this week’s paper.