“Walk around, walk around, walk around, walk around,” the background singers chant, their a cappella harmonies chugging fire like a train bound for glory. Then the clouds open and a […]
Jackie Ross had a smash with “Selfish One” in 1964—but that just happens to be the best-selling single from her decades of great songs.
Regina King’s feature directorial debut tackles social and racial justice through the eyes of four icons.
The new compilation No Other Love shines a light on a self-reliant strain of midwest gospel that’s survived outside the mainstream for more than 50 years.
Lou Della Evans-Reid spent nearly 40 years as minister of music for Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church, but even at age 89 this gospel trailblazer isn’t done spreading the good news.
Current musical obsessions of producer and DJ Ariel Zetina, photographer Julia Dratel, and Reader associate editor Jamie Ludwig
The Chicago Movies & Music Festival makes its November debut with feature films about David Bowie, queer punk, New Orleans piano, gospel quartets, Ozzfest, Malian traditional music, and lots more.
The Smart Studios Story, opening the Chicago International Movies & Music Festival, revisits the Madison recording studio that nurtured the indie rock of the 90s.
Guitarist Buster Benton played for years with Willie Dixon, who wrote his only hit, “Spider in My Stew.”
Lonnie Brooks has worked with Clifton Chenier, Jimmy Reed, and Johnny Winter, and keeps on playing into his 80s.
In I’ll Take You There, Tribune critic Greg Kot tracks the Staple Singers’ march toward freedom.
A Horace Silver treasure unearthed, Shelby Lynne does Dusty, and Matt Bauder’s weird love letter to doo-wop and Brian Wilson.