In-person gatherings are still a possibility, so the Gig Poster of the Week continues to publish artwork for upcoming concerts. We at the Reader generally support you in your choice to give local bands your love by going to shows, but please keep safety guidelines in mind as you do so—especially now that it’s painfully […]
Homeroom’s Physics for Listeners series connects local trio ZRL with four disparate composers, the Plastic (Crimewave) Ono Band releases its fourth tape-only split, and more.
Finding enlightenment and banishing evil with the Plastic Crimewave Vision Celestial Guitarkestra.
This week’s featured gig poster was created by artist, musician, and Reader contributor Steve Krakow, aka Plastic Crimewave.
Chicago would have been a much more mundane place over the last two decades without the tireless efforts of musician, artist, promoter, historian (and Reader contributor) Plastic Crimewave, aka Steve Krakow. Sometimes his music can seem overshadowed by his work organizing and promoting shows of great psychedelic trip-meisters from all over the world, but a […]
This year’s Million Tongues includes Munehiro Narita of High Rise, fingerstyle guitarist Mark Fosson, and a few acts that played the first festival in 2004—Spires That in the Sunset Rise, Fursaxa, and Charalambides.
The Hideout isn’t having a full-blown Block Party this year, but you can still see Eleventh Dream Day, Kelly Hogan, the Lawrence Peters Outfit, Robbie Fulks, the JC Brooks Band, Devil in a Woodpile, the reunited Mr. Rudy Day, and many more.
The Umlaut Big Band’s Euro Swing Vol. 2 examines the work of American composers and musicians working in Europe in the 20s and 30s—and Dusty Groove celebrates its 20th anniversary with a block party.
This week’s featured gig poster was designed by local artist and musician Steve “Plastic Crimewave” Krakow.
Bobby Conn, Ono, Athanor, and VCSR play a launch party tonight for a book collecting the long-running Reader feature the Secret History of Chicago Music.
New stuff to read from Sandra Cisneros, Harper Lee, Elizabeth Gilbert, Patti Smith, and more.
Priority Male and Galactic Archive team up once again for a reissue.
Adam Granduciel of the War on Drugs talks to Steve Krakow, aka Plastic Crimewave: “I just want every show to blow my fucking mind.”
What’s on the Reader‘s Agenda for Saturday, April 19
Three of Chicago’s experimental giants combine forces on Monday night.