Queen Sylvia Embry’s bass playing and warm, soulful singing made her a hit in local clubs and on transatlantic tours.
Also, arguments in the case of Brendan Dassey from Making a Murderer will be heard in Chicago appeals court Tuesday.
CPD says she blew a stop sign, but her lawyer says dash-cam video may prove the officer was at fault.
Lakin was court-martialed and sentenced to six months in prison for refusing to report for duty in Afghanistan, arguing that the deployment order had come from an illegitimate president.
Metal from Lordi, Joffrey Ballet’s Game Changers, and more happenings from February 13-16
Also, state rep Christian Mitchell proposes legislation to eliminate money bond in Illinois courts.
The concert series booked by the Reader‘s Peter Margasak throws its second annual six-day festival of boundary-erasing music.
Her recent album Binary uses code, patterns, and transliteration to create music.
Merce Cunningham, Love Dose, and more happenings from February 10-12.
Chef Cory Morris is at once creative and compelling, familiar and formulaic.
“Your vision changes when you get into parkour. Seeing trees and rooftops—it never turns off,” a practitioner and teacher of the discipline says.
Though he’s often tagged a noise musician, Norwegian sound artist Lasse Marhaug has proven to be much more than that over a career that spans two decades plus. He’s clearly enamored by abstraction and loudness, but he’s also developed keen listening abilities that have made him a regular collaborator with some of the world’s greatest […]
In the liner notes to the new My Foolish Heart (ECM), Ralph Towner recalls how hearing pianist Bill Evans’s 1961 recording of Victor Young’s ballad launched him on a quest to achieve something similarly reverent. As a sideman with the Paul Winter Consort, a member of the jazz and world-fusion ensemble Oregon, and a recording […]
On her forthcoming album The Order of Time (due from Concord on March 10) Tennessee-bred singer-songwriter Valerie June settles into a more naturalistic groove, adjusting from her 2013 breakout Pushin’ Against a Stone—influenced by the heavy hand of producer Dan Auerbach—to something that feels morelike it belongs to her. Her music continues to draw from […]
When singer-songwriter John Lutkevich wrapped up last year’s The Light (Disposable America/Exploding in Sound), his debut full-length as Soft Fangs, he told Independent Music News that he “became obsessed with the idea of transcendence, of struggling through something in order to reach a higher state.” It’s unclear what, if anything, Lutkevich may have been struggling […]