For two decades, a short stretch of Michigan Avenue hosted a concentration of creative entrepreneurship whose influence on Black popular music is still felt today.
Chicago rapper Phil G clearly loves hip-hop’s golden age; his proclivity for skeletal percussion that bisects the air every time a drum beat kicks in and the stylistic elements that have flavored his oeuvre show a predilection for the types of bygone soul and jazz that served as the base for hip-hop’s teenage years. Recently, […]
Boston guitarist Eric Hofbauer brings his attractively gnarled, elliptical improvisational style to Elastic on Thursday
Between now and Wednesday, your live-music options include the Chicago Blues Festival, Ribfest Chicago, Peace, the Stranglers, !!!, and Bombino.
What’s on the Reader’s Agenda for Thursday, March 7, 2013.
Two documentaries on Nobel-winning microcredit pioneer Muhammad Yunus, who’s fighting to keep his position as the head of the Grameen Bank he founded: “Bonsai” 3/24 and “To Catch a Dollar” 3/31.
It was telling that I didn’t see any neo-hipster hippies in the audience at Ben Harper’s set, which I had to wade through a couple of times due to a miscommunication with some friends I was trying to meet. There weren’t even as many as I’d expected watching Animal Collective, who are shaping up to […]