Tim Kinsella lets everyone else tell the story of Joan of Arc—entirely in keeping with his long-running group’s embrace of illogic and reinvention.
For 25 years, Tim Kinsella has led his band Joan of Arc through a multitude of changes: members have come and gone, and the group’s sound has evolved and (occasionally) […]
Good Fuck put in overtime on a flood of new releases, songwriter Devin Davis opens his sound studio remotely, and more.
Immediately after the 2016 presidential election, Tim Kinsella and a coterie of collaborators gathered at Chicago’s Minbal studios to work through their feelings about America’s new nightmare. It took them […]
Tim Kinsella and Jenny Polus couple up in the oddball electronic duo Good Fuck, punky cock-rock crew I Love Rich show the holidays the (dis)respect they deserve, and more.
Fohr’s three freewheeling Wednesday shows feature guests such as Hamid Drake, Tim Kinsella, and Olivia Block, plus an eight-piece version of her Circuit des Yeux band.
Kinsella didn’t let age slow him down during two Cap’n Jazz reunion shows at Riot Fest and Bottom Lounge.
American Football became heroes to the emo scene after breaking up in obscurity—and 17 years later, they’ve returned with a second album.
The Inborn Absolute: The Art of Robert Ryan, coreleased by Featherproof, is one of the first major art books devoted to a single tattoo artist.
Anthony Janas makes sound art by sailing a boat, Fiesta del Sol celebrates ten years of its house-music festival, and more.
The local band celebrates its 20th anniversary at Elastic with a visual-arts show.
Melina Ausikaitis’s self-released tape includes recordings of her songs by nine different acts.
Detholz! and friends throw a Groundhog Day party in memory of bassist Ben Miranda, Caribbean dance night Feel the Rhythm makes its overdue return, and more.
Plus: Illustrator and guitar mangler Keith Herzik goes lo-fi in Wet Wallet, and emo kids Forfeit rev up for a new release.
A look back at the year in lit, from the best reads by Chicago authors to new bookstores and live-lit events.