You don’t get a MacArthur “genius” grant just for thinking big; you get one because your big ideas work extraordinarily well. Mary Halvorson, who was awarded the grant last year, has earned hers by moving from strength to strength. Ever since she began recording in the mid-2000s, she’s projected a strikingly personal voice on the […]
Chicago indie rockers Ratboys recently released their best album yet, and though they can’t tour, they’re finding ways to stay connected to their fans.
Boundary-pushing jazz trio Twin Talk celebrate a gracefully daring new album at the Hideout, the Girl Talk team discuss muting R. Kelly and supporting his survivors, and more.
Friday faces in the crowd at the 2015 Pitchfork Music Festival
This month’s release roundup includes White Lung’s witchy two-minute mantras, Monarch’s crawling tectonic doom, and Sir Michael Rocks’s bleakly sunny party rap.
John Waters and Honey Boo Boo have more in common than you think
What’s on the Reader‘s Agenda for Sunday, April 28.
Fine-tuned annoyance machine Talibam! hits the Burlington Bar on Tuesday, then plays for choreographer Karole Armitage at the MCA.