The Sea and Cake at Pritzker Pavilion and more goings on 8/13-8/16
A New Attitude: In Tribute to Patti LaBelle and more goings-on 5/21-5/24
Last week the Sea and Cake released its 11th album, Any Day. The record embodies a simmering cool, which is demonstrated in the elegantly crystalline guitar lattice sketched out by Archer Prewitt and singer Sam Prekop—whose vocal lines have never sounded more sweetly aspirated—and also serves as an impressive assertion of commitment. A year after […]
This year’s Millennium Park summer series has one-third fewer concerts than the 2017 version—but on the plus side, some of them are great.
Pitchfork and New City both recently tackled Chicago’s music scene in 1993, but neither gave much love to the beautiful, eclectic art-pop of Shrimp Boat.
Current musical obsessions of the Sea and Cake front man Sam Prekop, artist David Hartt, and Reader critic Peter Margasak
Artist on Artist: Fingerstyle guitarist William Tyler talks to Douglas McCombs of Brokeback and Tortoise.
At a Yob show in February he turned the Flat Iron into a white-hot doom-metal blast furnace, and at this year’s Dark Lord Day he made High on Fire’s stampeding barbarian metal sound as overwhelming outside as I’ve ever heard it indoors.
Tonight Thrill Jockey celebrates its 20th anniversary with a party at the Empty Bottle, but just what will happen remains a mystery
What’s on the Agenda for Thursday, December 20, 2012
Live video of Arbouretum playing at Thrill Jockey’s 20th-anniversary show in Baltimore; the Chicago installment happens on Thursday at the Empty Bottle.
What’s on the Agenda for Monday, October 29, 2012
Baathhaus, Radar Eyes, Ono, R. Kelly, and more
The weird world of Lil B, a nice talk between two members of the old D.C. punk royalty, a new girl-group tribute act, and more
The latest on the Sea and Cake, Zapruder Point, David Daniell & Doug McCombs, and the fledgling Girl Group