This is the first time I’ve reviewed a soundtrack without seeing the movie, but a good soundtrack should stand on its own. And in the case of Annette (which comes out August 6), the soundtrack was created by Sparks—a band I’ve loved since I was a young lad—so I was more than up for the […]
The brainchild of Leos Carax and Sparks is a delirious combination of imagination and frustration.
This year’s selection included everything from a highly anticipated rock opera to compelling documentaries to an award-winning film featuring a character who lactates motor oil.
Ron and Russell Mael get their due in Edgar Wright’s The Sparks Brothers.
Plus: Philip Lesicko of the Funs on the band that helped him survive megachurch country, the Reader‘s Kevin Warwick on classic rock for the modern basement dweller, and more
Current musical obsessions of Not Normal Tapes’ Ralph Rivera and Hip Kid Records’ Jim Gies
The leadoff track on the band’s A Woofer in Tweeter’s Clothing is a prime candidate for the cinematic technique.
Photos from the first of two performances by Sparks at Lincoln Hall
The best concerts to see through the weekend include Sparks, Cave, Blind Boys of Alabama, and Sleigh Bells.
What’s on the Reader‘s Agenda for Wednesday, November 6
Noting the major films to play at the University of Chicago this quarter, several of which are unavailable on DVD in the United States
Our latest round of staff picks for the Reader‘s Interactive Jukebox (jukebox.chicagoreader.com)
New-wave weirdo Wazmo Nariz was one of just two acts from Chicago’s punk scene to sign to a major label
Baby Teeth front man on M.I.A.’s Fingergate, a sixth grader on the merits of Adele