Campfires and Bird Names like their music better when they don’t try to make it sound perfect.
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Forty Years: A weekly series in which we take a look at a specific year in Chicago history via the pages of the Reader.
Music Critics’ Choices and other notable shows: Barrington Levy, Resonance Ensemble, American Heritage, Iron & Wine, Janet Jackson, the Ex, Nels Cline, Rafael Toral, and more
Friday, March 4, through Wednesday, March 9, at the Beverly Arts Center
How Ameya Pawar bowled over voters in the 47th Ward
Bringing nanobeers and hand-pulled noodles. Plus: Fish Bar and Carnival at SushiSamba Rio
A small-plates spot well above the norm.
Friday, March 4 through Thursday, March 31 at the Gene Siskel Film Center
Everything’s better with bacon, right?
Neil Gaiman’s Neverwhere is the featured book for Chicago’s annual citywide reading program, One Book, One Chicago
Superchunk, TV on the Radio among Pitchfork possibilities. Plus: Ruby Hornet gets into the record biz, Dawnbringer’s first show in 13 years, and more
Mayor Daley offers to demonstrate the effectiveness of banning guns by shooting a certain reporter in the ass with one.