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.
Tag: Paul McCartney
Saving civilization with Jaz Coleman of Killing Joke
At Killing Joke’s Chicago show, front man Jaz Coleman talks esoteric philosophy, touring with Tool, and his new symphonic album.
Indie-pop duo Video Age transcend their 80s pastiche on Pop Therapy
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 […]
Abbey Road on Lawrence Avenue: The Beatles, Yesterday, and finding home
How John, Paul, George, and Ringo welcomed me to Chicago
John Cage’s treasures are hiding in plain sight
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.
Archive dive: the year 1971 in review
A look at the best, worst, and most memorable moments from the Reader‘s first year in business.
Lollapalooza’s first day set a high bar for the rest of the fest
And Lollapalooza’s Friday headliner, Sir Paul McCartney, set a high bar for Metallica to clear on Saturday night.
The Reader’s guide to the Chicago Jewish Film Festival, which starts this weekend
The second editon of the annual festival opens Saturday at Century 12/CineArts 6 in Evanston.
Lollapalooza 2015: Paul McCartney, Metallica, and stuff for the kids these days
Kanye West’s ‘All Day’ proves the value of strength in numbers
The Chicago hip-hop icon demonstrates some of the advantages of collaborating with more than a dozen songwriters at a time.
All Is By My Side reveals a less pleasant Jimi Hendrix experience
André Benjamin stars in a chronicle of Jimi Hendrix’s rise to fame.
Artist on Artist: Andrew Bird talks to Brett and Rennie Sparks of the Handsome Family
Andrew Bird talks to Brett and Rennie Sparks of the Handsome Family.
12 O’Clock Track: Paul McCartney lights up and lets loose on ‘Secret Friend’
Macca could be a real weirdo—look no further than 1980’s McCartney II.
Best shows to see: Stirrup, Geronimo!, Weedeater
The best shows to see on Mon 7/7 through Wed 7/9
Dream Machine: Devin Davis on harnessing the power of your sleeping musical mind
A local musician and songwriter on the songs of your dreams