Emo historian Andy Greenwald returns with a novel, kind of.
Simone Maurer, 28, moved to Chicago last year from her native Germany. She works as a freelance window dresser and visual marketer. Heather Kenny: Don’t take this the wrong way, but you look like a grown-up kid–you like to wear colorful clothes with things like mushrooms and bunnies on them. Simone Maurer: That’s how I […]
First-time playwright Charles Berg depicts one very busy night in the very busy lives of the waitstaff at a very busy restaurant. A lot happens in the break room where the play is set–hooking up, breaking up, toking up, and so on. But recounting a string of incidents isn’t quite the same as telling a […]
The Norwegian Chamber Orchestra, making its Orchestra Hall debut this Sunday, has been a permanent ensemble since 1977, when Terje Tonnesen, first violinist with the Oslo Philharmonic, became its artistic director. It has performed around the world with soloists such as Mstislav Rostropovich, James Galway, and Joshua Bell, and its ongoing collaboration with pianist Leif […]
Philly noise rockers An Albatross have attracted a remarkable quantity of hyperbole, especially considering that their songs tend to speak their piece in less than 60 seconds–maybe their fans use all that leftover time to think up weird shit to say about them. This crazed five-piece (the usual bass, drums, and guitar, plus a Farfisa […]
“Rock star” Scotty Iseri and his longtime roommate, known only as Tim the Roadie, get off some good lines in this cabaret version of a stadium show. Iseri’s satirical songs can be funny, especially “I’m Sorry, Mr. President (I Just Fucked Your Daughter).” And the one number that pulls out all the stops, with Tim […]
A determined couple with no experience have launched Illinois’ first small-batch distillery.
Zeibekika is a departure for Asimina Chremos, who’s come to think of herself as a solo artist: she performs with vocalist (and first-time costume designer) Carol Genetti, saxophonist Dave Rempis, dancer Julieann Graham, and the five members of Same Planet Different World Dance Theatre. But in a way all these people amplify the idea of […]