In January, Pedro the Lion released their first album in 15 years, Phoenix (Polyvinyl), though in some ways it enjoys that distinction in name only. Anyone who’s followed Pedro the Lion front man David Bazan since the long-running indie-rock group hung it up in 2006 knows that he’s continued to record similarly tender, thoughtful music, […]
Also, the Chicago Blues Experience museum is set to open near Millennium Park in 2019.
Also, David Axelrod recounts an interesting encounter with the late Antonin Scalia, and shots are fired at snowplow driver on the west side.
Bill Murray’s Netflix show is bizarre, melancholy, and entertaining.
Downtown dim sum parlor Yum Cha is a house divided.
Tony Hu is harboring a great pastry chef in Chinatown.
Lollapalooza 2013 had plenty of faults, but we made the most of it by taming our expectations.
Reviews of 15 current releases from all over the world of music: Deerhunter, Altar of Plagues, and lots more
Gossip Wolf guesses who’ll play Lollapalooza, Saki hosts Low and Jeff Tweedy, and more
Some dim sum done well, some dim sum not, at a gaudy new Cantonese restaurant in Chinatown
Bear fans’ 9/11 minute of remembrance Sunday fell 58 seconds short.
Big Boi on Kate Bush, Jimmy Cliff, his favorite indie-rock bands, and his dedication to his grind
The lay of the land, critics’ picks, and afterparties
This week’s Early Warnings include the Big Pink, Coliseum, Blitzen Trapper, Phoenix, Devo, the Chicago Jazz Festival, the National, Shonen Knife, and Wavves.
TIFs for Chicago businesses: not just limited to Chicago anymore