By the time singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Aaron Earl Livingston released his first full-length album as Son Little in 2015, he’d already worked with genre-bending artists such as the Roots and RJD2 and produced the 2015 Mavis Staples EP Your Good Fortune (he also wrote its first two tracks). In keeping with the musical openness of […]
Holy Hive call their sound “folk-soul,” and you couldn’t ask for a better demonstration of what that term means than the Brooklyn trio’s debut album, Float Back to You. Auspiciously released over Memorial Day weekend—the traditional kickoff to the summer season—this ethereal record blends the folky falsetto vocals of Paul Spring with deep shades of […]
Chicago’s own Chance the Rapper dropped by the first day of the Taste of Chicago, joining Donnie Trumpet & the Social Experiment before the headlining set by the Roots.
July’s top concerts, film premieres, comedy shows, parades, and more
The duo’s monthlong farewell tour makes a stop at Lincoln Hall tomorrow night.
Tracing the lines between Questlove’s theory on Einstein and society and the new mixtape from Columbia College’s student-run label, AEMMP Records.
Boots Riley of the Coup lays some truth on straightedge Chicago party rapper ShowYouSuck.
What’s on the Reader‘s Agenda for Friday, October 18
If you must listen to Christmas music, it should be the Roots, Jimmy Fallon, and Mariah Carey
I mean, why wouldn’t you play “Call Me Maybe” on toy instruments?
Recommended events paired with nearby restaurants.
Barbie rap, bluegrass, rock posters, and more
New reviews and notable screenings in this week’s issue.
Liquid Liquid and the Roots do “Cavern” on Jimmy Fallon.
The former hip-hop wunderkind aims for rock bottom.