In 1982 Michael Salvatori recorded a sought-after private-press folk LP, and 19 years later he cowrote the score for genre-defining video game Halo.
At Killing Joke’s Chicago show, front man Jaz Coleman talks esoteric philosophy, touring with Tool, and his new symphonic album.
On their second album, 2018’s Pop Therapy (Inflated Records), New Orleans indie duo Video Age liberally apply the glassy, frictionless keyboards and cheesy affectations of 80s synth-pop. But fortunately, Ray Micarelli (drums) and Ross Farbe (guitar, vocals, production) aren’t interested in simply replicating the unmistakable sounds of the Reagan years—the duo transplant them into a […]
How John, Paul, George, and Ringo welcomed me to Chicago
The largest single archive devoted to influential experimental composer John Cage lives in a library at Northwestern—and it goes a lot deeper than its famous Beatles lyric sheets.
A look at the best, worst, and most memorable moments from the Reader‘s first year in business.
And Lollapalooza’s Friday headliner, Sir Paul McCartney, set a high bar for Metallica to clear on Saturday night.
The second editon of the annual festival opens Saturday at Century 12/CineArts 6 in Evanston.
The Chicago hip-hop icon demonstrates some of the advantages of collaborating with more than a dozen songwriters at a time.
André Benjamin stars in a chronicle of Jimi Hendrix’s rise to fame.
Andrew Bird talks to Brett and Rennie Sparks of the Handsome Family.
Macca could be a real weirdo—look no further than 1980’s McCartney II.
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