While wounds can be stitched and broken bones may mend, other types of injuries never fully heal; perhaps they linger as phantom pain or burrow deep into the brain’s pathways. It’s these imperceptible traumas—and the impossibility of recovery—that consume Julianna Barwick on her new fourth solo album, Healing Is a Miracle. The Los Angeles-based composer […]
Chicago’s beat scene has to do without the attention the city’s rappers get, but it’s a vital incubator for adventurous, ambitious instrumental hip-hop.
The New Jersey producer and local rapper teamed up to make a beat in two days, streaming the process live on YouTube; HP sponsored the event.
Between now and Sunday, your live-music options include Deafheaven, the Fresh & Onlys, Steve Kuhn, ICE performing Edgard Varese, and Nosaj Thing.
What’s scheduled for some of this summer’s best free concert series.
Chill rap when I’ve needed it the most
With a lineup that features Oval, Ben Frost, Nosaj Thing, the Slew, and Lesley Flanigan, the ambitious Sonar Chicago debuts this Thursday, September 9.
Barcelona’s Sonar Festival announces a partial lineup for its inaugural Chicago event.
Critics’ Choices and other notable shows: Black Mountain, Bastard Noise, Zoroaster,
the Unthanks, and more