For Independent Venue Week, the Reader has rounded up some favorite stories about Chicago music venues past and present.
As a bandleader and an educator, harmonica master Billy Branch links blues tradition to the genre’s evolving future.
Gerri’s Palm Tavern, once a crown jewel of Bronzeville, was shut down by the city in 2001. But blues harpist Billy Branch remains dedicated to preserving the history and culture it embodied.
DANCE | For sale: Chrissy Murderbot’s record collection Local electronic producer Chris Shively, aka Chrissy Murderbot, who runs the labels Sleazetone and Loose Squares, is slimming down his record collection. […]
Chicago-born free-jazz label Okka Disk celebrates its 15th anniversary with a weekend-long blowout in Milwaukee.