When local folk-pop artist Jessica Risker interviewed Chicago singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Emily Jane Powers on her Music Therapy podcast in April 2020, Powers was halfway through recording an album. “I wanted to make a guitar-forward record,” Powers told Risker. “I wanted to let the guitar speak for me.” On the album in question, Isometry (which […]
Mount Prospect’s Mallory Smart, who publishes the online journal Maudlin House, has a new book coming out from Trident Press this year.
Jessica Risker combines her two loves with the podcast Music Therapy, footwork crew the Era drop a dreamy rap single, and more.
Comedians Sophie Krueger and Frannie Comstock break down the YA book series.
Triad Radio, Chicago’s pioneering experiment in commercial free-form radio, left the airwaves in 1977. Now longtime program director Saul Smaizys is moving its archives online.
Streaming your favorite artists’ music is the least helpful way to support them. But they can’t abandon those platforms, because we won’t.
A new bilingual podcast puts a microphone to the local Latinx community.
Keep yourself company with these local podcasts and albums.
Current musical obsessions of Courtney Mora from In Masks, Maddie Rehayem from the Cell, and Salem Collo-Julin from the Reader
Unspookable breaks down urban legends and horror lore with the perfect amount of scares.
The live show and podcast aim to shake the shame from our most disgusting moments.
See those voices in your ears up close and personal.
Current musical obsessions of producer and DJ Ariel Zetina, photographer Julia Dratel, and Reader associate editor Jamie Ludwig
Watch the returns roll in with political reporters and podcasters Maya Dukmasova and Ben Joravsky as they take live calls and play our new Aldermania! board game.
The monthly show and podcast encourages participants to wallow in their most mortifying memories.