Highlights of the 2020 Frequency Festival include a fusion of Carnatic music and jazz, a solo vocal piece for Diamond Reynolds, and programs of work by Eliane Radigue and Annea Lockwood.
The Reader crew start some conversations about Chicago’s loudest punk-rock institution: its lineup, its location, its role in the community, and more.
Every set listed in order, from the AACM Great Black Music Ensemble on Friday afternoon to Robyn on Sunday night
Three full days of blues in Millennium Park, featuring Bobby Rush, Ruthie Foster, Dom Flemons, Bombino, Larkin Poe, and dozens more
The 40th annual Chicago Jazz Festival includes 68 sets in Millennium Park and the Cultural Center, among them Maceo Parker, Jaimie Branch, Jason Stein, Diane Reeves, Greg Ward & 10 Tongues, and Darcy James Argue’s Secret Society
Every set at the 2018 Pitchfork Music Festival, from the Curls on Friday, July 20, to Ms. Lauryn Hill on Sunday, July 22.
Every Blues Festival set on all five stages in Millennium Park, from Friday morning through Sunday night
To see some of the best acts at Riot Fest—including Downtown Boys, Invsn, and Fishbone—you’re gonna have to skip brunch.
Every Jazz Festival set from Thursday morning till Sunday night, at the Cultural Center and in Millennium Park
Every set at the 2017 Blues Festival, from Friday morning through Sunday night on all five stages in Millennium Park
For some reason Mayor Emanuel became a bit testy when Fox Chicago asked him last week about his habit of finding time to meet with big donors and wealthy Wall Street guys, which Ben Joravsky and I detailed in a Reader cover story. First of all, the mayor said (see the two-minute mark of this […]