This week’s featured gig poster was created by Chicago artist Daniel Williams.
Amy Rigby’s new memoir, Girl to City, crackles with the kind of sharp insights and perfectly chosen details her fans already love.
This season’s lineup focuses on harnessing the strength within.
Before he died at 24, Peter Laughner cofounded Rocket From the Tombs and Pere Ubu. Had he lived, he could’ve rivaled Patti Smith or Richard Hell—and a new box set shows why.
The Reader crew start some conversations about Chicago’s loudest punk-rock institution: its lineup, its location, its role in the community, and more.
Riot Fest has its traditions, and it’s hard to hate Andrew W.K. or Gwar—but here are some bands we’d like to see.
As the 25th Chicago Underground Film Festival approaches, here are ten stand-out features from festivals past.
The legendary documentary maker dives headfirst into the New York public library system.
Also, former CPD superintendent Garry McCarthy says Black Lives Matter is causing an increase in violent crime.
The Crucified predated the codification of punk as a musical style, so to modern ears their only record sounds more like great, no-frills hard rock.
An endless meet-cute and an off-key farce are among this week’s notables.
Also, people obsessed with Ferris Bueller’s Day Off gather to celebrate its 30th anniversary.
New improv theater Laugh Out Loud launches, and more happenings from March 25-27.
And some theories about why we enjoyed them
The singer and artist’s follow-up to Just Kids is melancholy but not depressing.