Our top picks for fall music: A conversation with prolific bassist and composer Matt Ulery, and more best bets
The Chicago reedist creates dynamic new arrangements for music composed by a longtime influence and cohort.
The Swedish musicians in town this week for the Umbrella Music Festival have been busy outside of Seval
The 2013 Umbrella Music Festival features Tarbaby, Mark Dresser, Joe McPhee, Eric Boeren, and much more.
The terrific Philadelphia pianist Orrin Evans kicks off one of two Chicago performances in 2013 with Dana Hall’s Black Fire project Thursday night in Millennium Park.
New music from Pandelis Karayorgis and Anat Cohen
If you’re not into the Umbrella Music Festival, you might try Fight Amp, Bettye LaVette, C. Spencer Yeh, or Maserati
An exhibition at Elastic of Jim Newberry’s photographs of improvising musicians sets the stage for this week’s Umbrella Music Festival
Titanic free-jazz saxophonist David S. Ware has died
Our ten best bets for fall music: Thee Oh Sees and Ty Segall, A$AP Rocky with Schoolboy Q and Danny Brown, the Umbrella Music Festival, and more
Fantastic instrumental rock quartet Cave and Spanish jazz drummer Ramon Lopez both give free live performances this evening.
Our guide to the Umbrella Music Festival and much more
Pre-Umbrella Festival action around town today includes a Peter Brotzmann documentary and a trio gig from Dave Rempis, Mike Reed, and Devin Hoff.
Plus: The Backyard Film & Music Fest moves indoors, and Schubas hosts a record fair with pork on the side
Hideout Block Party, Riot Fest, Umbrella Music Festival, and more