BLUE OCTOBER 7/2, SCHUBAS This Texas alt-rock quintet has a big sound but only medium-size musical ambitions. On last year’s History for Sale (rereleased by Universal, who dropped and then […]
For most Americans, Andean folk music begins and ends with the sound of flutes played in harmony and the strumming of the tiple, the Colombian 12-string guitar–i.e., the sound of […]
The city’s bike-rental king and an upstart tour operator have themselves a turf war.
A striking piece of lo-fi folk in a southern Gothic vein, Iron & Wine’s 2002 debut album, The Creek Drank the Cradle, became an indie success on its own merits, […]
In addition to all that food, the Taste of Chicago offers free musical performances on several stages in Grant Park: the Taste Stage (Columbus & Jackson), the Fun Time Stage […]
“The years shall run like rabbits, For in my arms I hold The Flower of the Ages, And the first love of the world.” But all the clocks in the […]
If it weren’t for the slab of meat replacing the figure’s knee, Leslie Carlson’s Self-Portrait With Rib Steak would be a well-made nude to nod at and walk away from. […]
You have every reason to be skeptical of a jazz-electronica fusion, particularly one from the Ninja Tune label, which seems to specialize in goofy, frustratingly bland trip-hop. But Jaga Jazzist, […]
Second City Unhinged, Second City E.T.C. Everyone in the two shows on the Wednesday-night bill of “Second City Unhinged” is a veteran of the sketch-comedy stage. Not surprisingly, the energy […]
Chicago Tribune: “For the second time in less than a month, Chicago-area high school students became ill Tuesday during realistic and graphic presentations on the dangers of drunken driving. Three […]
SUSPICIOUS CLOWNS and THE RESISTANCE, Second City Training Center. Among the Suspicious Clowns sketches in this two-troupe late-night showcase are a medley of movie-ad buzz phrases, a scene featuring a […]
I loved your article in this week’s paper about the lack of gay performers at your local pride fest [“Fighting Homolessness,” June 25]. I understand that the pride committee needs […]
Maybe there aren’t any Catholic senators. That’s one lesson an objective observer might draw from Senator Dick Durbin’s 14-page June 2 press release, which lists the U.S. Conference of Catholic […]
Paul Burch has an average but likable voice that’s a perfect fit for his homey, lived-in songs and his warm, nimble arrangements of pedal steel, acoustic, and tremolo guitars. He […]
Discontent erupts at the development the city’s touting as a model for affordable artists’ housing.