Palmer Square Art Fair and Queer Social Club are teaming up to debut Queer Art Party at Sleeping Village (3734 W. Belmont). From noon-5 PM, vibe out to queer art, music, food, and community. You’ll have a chance to get your makeup done or portrait taken. Herbivore Chicago will be on hand providing plant-based comfort […]
Tag: rock music
Chicago native Addy Harris makes tender, commanding indie rock as Rat Tally
Addy Harris sings with a dewy softness in her group Rat Tally, but you can hear and feel the iron will behind her performances even over a roaring rock band. On Rat Tally’s debut album, the brand-new In My Car, the Chicago native sets diaristic confessions to sometimes tender, sometimes hard-edged indie-rock melodies that draw […]
Chicago duo Cleared atomize their stark rock sound on The Key
Recording studios have reputations, and Chicago’s Electrical Audio is well-known as the place to go if you want to capture how your band really sounds. But when Michael Vallera and Steven Hess of local duo Cleared entered that establishment in spring 2019, they were in the early phase of a transformation. Their first four albums […]
Tawny Newsome and Bethany Thomas make thoughtful, soulful rock on Material Flats
Tawny Newsome and Bethany Thomas became friends in the 2000s, when they put in time as backup singers for a long list of forgotten bar bands, and in 2017 they both appeared on Jon Langford’s album Four Lost Souls. But it’d be a mistake to pigeonhole them as supporting players—their soulful voices have always commanded […]
Let the bird take the wheel on the gig poster of the week
This week’s featured gig poster was created by Chicagoland graphic designer Mereya Lachel Goetzinger-Blanco, incorporating art by Frederick McDonald.
Dutch dark rock band Dool explore the evolution of the soul on Summerland
Helmed by charismatic vocalist and guitarist Ryanne van Dorst, Dool combine pop hooks with heady lyrics and complex songwriting that draws from the underbelly of metal, psych, doom, occult rock, and more. Formed in Rotterdam in 2015 by members of Dutch rock outfits Elle Bandita, the Devil’s Blood, and Gold, the band (whose name translates […]
Former Obama adviser David Plouffe fined for illegally lobbying Rahm on behalf of Uber, and other Chicago news
Also, an 18,000-square-foot Rolling Stones exhibit will open at Navy Pier in April.
Turnout for the Women’s March on Chicago exceeded all expectations, and other news
Also, Taraji P. Henson gave away free Hidden Figures tickets to low-income families.
Frank Zappa was so left, he was right
A documentary profile of the avant-garage musician reveals his political conservatism.
Like it or not, 5 Seconds of Summer is rock’s future
Pop-punk boy band brings new fans to a fading genre
San Francisco’s Burnt Ones play two shows tonight
Brand-new Bric-a-Brac Records hosts the psych-pop outfit, which will also play a house show in Logan Square.
Hadouken! brings cheeseball rock into the 21st century
How dubstep’s helping to save rock ‘n’ roll.
Allen Ruppersberg’s back pages
In “No Time Left to Start Again,” conceptual artist Allen Ruppersberg presents his own, chaotic history of rock.
Video Drone: Beatles Stories
An anecdotal new documentary lets you meet the Beatles, over and over again
Scorsese’s George Harrison doc on the big screen
Living in the Material World, broadcast earlier this year on HBO, screens Sunday at Facets Cinematheque.