It’s been a hot sweaty week, no doubt about it, but soaking up some vitamin D at outdoor festivals (or just getting out of the house into someone else’s AC) could be good for the humidity blues. Here are some of the best bets for the week ahead. Taste of Greektown brings Greek music and […]
Wilco released their latest album, Ode to Joy, in October 2019. Sleater-Kinney released their new record, Path of Wellness, in June. Due to the pandemic, neither record has had the kind of live support you’d normally expect such high-profile indie-rock releases to get. That gives this doubleheader tour all the more potential to be amazing, […]
Lili Trifilio and her indie-punk band have climbed from Chicago’s DIY scene to stages most musicians never reach, and their first studio album, Honeymoon, comes out just this week.
If you were a young American feminist in the late 90s or early 00s with a penchant for punk and indie rock, there’s a good chance you grew up listening to Sleater-Kinney. Formed by guitarist-vocalists Corin Tucker and Carrie Brownstein in 1994 and completed by longtime drummer Janet Weiss in 1996, the group spent their […]
Nineties concert series Homocore Chicago gave today’s queer punks a running start at the dramatically different hurdles they face.
The Homocore Chicago series puts its legacy on exhibit for its 25th birthday, Smart Bar hosts 23 hours of continuous DJ sets, and more.
Beat Kitchen hosts a panel to confront sexual harassment in music, 606 Records books 24 hours of DJs to benefit Lumpen Radio, and more.
Beach House, Savages, FKA Twigs, and Carly Rae Jepsen are all great—but don’t let them distract you from the lopsided maleness of Pitchfork’s bookings.
Downstate duo the Funs make a complicated Valentine’s Day mix to talk about their complicated love.
Veteran Reader critic Peter Margasak begins counting down his 40 favorite records of the year—this installment includes Sleater-Kinney, Julia Holter, and Kendrick Lamar.
An unexpected storm briefly shut down the festival, but a triumphant Sleater-Kinney set waited at the end of the rainbow.
Pitchfork rates its 2015 music festival a 7.8.
What to do when the festival drops two of your favorite acts into the same time slot?
Sleater-Kinney and Kathleen Hanna helped light a flame that still powers the likes of Waxahatchee and Courtney Barnett.
To help celebrate the return of The Best Show, the Reader asked Tom Scharpling and Jon Wurster to revisit their first collaboration, the famous “Rock, Rot & Rule” sketch, which predated the show by several years—and still stands as one of the great moments in the history of trolling. Wurster played fictional blowhard Ronald Thomas […]