Thanks in part to a long partnership with the late Cash McCall, Prather has played with the likes of Willie Dixon, Screamin’ Jay Hawkins, and Etta James.
Alderman Ed Burke (yes, that Ed Burke) was among those who fought to keep the ban, fearing kids would blow their “lunch money” on pinball.
New reviews and notable screenings in this week’s issue
Reader film editor J.R. Jones talks to the director of Lambert & Stamp, a new documentary about the visionary managers who shaped the band in its early days.
Billie Joe Armstrong hits the Great White Way in Broadway Idiot.
The Summer Music Film Festival screens documentaries on Death, John Fahey, Nels Cline, and Levon Helm.
This week brings an avalanche of worthwhile music movies around town.
Amazing Journey: The Story of the Who makes its world premiere at the Toronto Film Festival.
Various Artists Whodunit: Chicago Knows Who (No Cigar) In many respects the short-lived Chicago mod craze was a typical retro revival, dusting off a British youth culture that was already two decades old–most Chicago mods took their cues from the Who documentary The Kids Are Alright and from Quadrophenia, Franc Roddam’s film adaptation of the […]
Material Issue/ Telecommando Americano/ (Rykodisc)
The phenomenal and unexpected success of Eric Clapton’s Unplugged record has instigated a muted revolution in the record industry. The music marketplace is currently saturating with a soporific tide of rock and roll at its most laid back. Paul McCartney, Neil Young, and Rod Stewart, among others, have all mothballed their amps, buffed their acoustic […]