At a #MuteRKelly rally over the weekend, activists who gathered to support sexual violence survivors had an unlikely interaction with the singer’s fans.
His influential career took him from house and punk to gigs for the likes of Prince, Destiny’s Child, and Michael Jackson.
Also, Jim DeRogatis asks why the music industry has given R. Kelly a free pass despite numerous sexual misconduct allegations.
Also, new Chicago Water Department emails show attempts at firearms deals and jokes about the city’s gun violence.
And, set your calendars: Hamilton tickets go on sale June 21.
Vincent Gaughan posed a public danger one morning when he was 28. But the police response was far different from Jason Van Dyke’s.
Caleb James grew up in his father’s studio, and now he’s ready to join his friends Chance the Rapper and Vic Mensa in the spotlight.
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More Pitchfork predictions, two Loose Dudes’ new group, the next Synthesizer-Chili Cook-Off, and more
The Pitchfork Music Festival announces R. Kelly, Bjork, and Belle & Sebastian as this year’s headliners.
For six decades, Fletcher Weatherspoon has been a pillar of Chicago’s African-American social-club scene. On Mother’s Day, he had his last dance.
Ratso from Chic-a-Go-Go forms a furry supergroup. Plus: R. Kelly’s lovin’ it, Saki turns one, and more.
R. Kelly got almost dangerously recursive when he put his own version of The-Dream’s “Kelly’s 12 Play”—a song about getting it on to R.’s breakthrough album—on his Demo mix tape back in June. Now he’s at it again, this time with the metatastic first single from his upcoming album, Untitled: a duet with Keri Hilson […]
What did music critic Jim DeRogatis have to fear from testifying in the R. Kelly trial?
R. Kelly and the unwanted promo CD