Chicago music remains interesting and vital partly because of how local subcultures overlap and intersect. The city has plenty of tight communities of musicians focused on specific sounds, but the borders around those communities are porous; improvising multi-instrumentalists collaborate with rappers, hip-hop producers take in jazz gigs, and rock musicians immerse themselves in hardware-centric underground […]
Chicago’s beat scene has to do without the attention the city’s rappers get, but it’s a vital incubator for adventurous, ambitious instrumental hip-hop.
Local experimental musician Natalie Chami prepares to drop All the Way, a doozy, moody cassette she recorded as TALsounds.
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Corey Gillom of Rodan
Masa Azul’s Jenny Kessler makes the Shiitake Flip.
Rodan’s Eric Chaleff soothes his flu with falernum
The Chicago Motion Graphics Festival showcases technological art with screenings, performances, workshops and parties, Sept Wednesday-Sunday at multiple venues.
Recommended events paired with nearby restaurants.
Rodan screens Fellini’s “8 1/2” or “La Dolce Vita” for what would be the filmmaker’s 89th birthday Wednesday 1/20.
Rodan’s Soupline Cinema Sundays serve up classics by Wong Kar Wai, Kurosawa, Kore-eda and Sammo Hung.
Suzuki’s Tokyo Drifter and Siu-Tung Ching’s A Chinese Ghost Story Sunday at Rodan.
Is the Violet Hour worth the wait? I couldn’t tell you.