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It beats dancing about architecture

The Chicago Reader debuted October 1, 1971—almost two years before DJ Kool Herc threw the very first hip-hop party in the Bronx in August 1973, nearly three years before the Ramones made their first appearance onstage at CBGB in August 1974, and more than five years before Frankie Knuckles first spun at the Warehouse in […]

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Philip Montoro

Philip Montoro moved to Chicago on his 25th birthday in 1996, and the Reader had snatched him up by the end of that year. He started out as a substitute typesetter and worked his way through the ranks as a proofreader and associate editor, then became the paper’s full-time music editor in April 2004. As […]