Challenged to create a dish with Rose Pork Brains in Milk Gravy, Bill Walker of the Kennison deals with their “strange” texture by dredging and deep-frying them.
A newspaper box stocked with decades-old Reader issues recently turned up on the north side. Who’s behind this phantasmagorical contraption?
The state comptroller is no one’s “mini-me.”
The Chinese-born American choreographer and visual artist brings two works, Rite of Spring and Folding to the Auditorium Theatre.
The 11th annual installment of the south-side jazz summit is typically packed with strong bookings.
Shen Wei at the Auditorium Theater, Dia de los Muertos celebration at the National Museum of Mexican Art, and more happenings from September 22-24
City Lit Theater’s Books on the Chopping Block pop-up and other local events draw attention to the year’s most challenged works.
Also, the son of the Chicago Housing Authority’s CEO was arrested in connection with an alleged murder.
Giant monster name, giant monster band. It’s been four years since Chicago transplants Gigan released their mind-melting Multi-Dimensional Fractal Sorcery and Super Science—a title that accurately describes the album’s apocalyptic technical-death and space-rock-on-steroids sounds. With their brand-new Undulating Waves of Rainbotic Iridescence (Willowtip), they hone their whirling sonic blades until they cut through bone. Like […]
Bronx-bred hip-hop artist Belcalis Almanzar, best known as Cardi B, built a career off her big personality, first as a stripper of local lore, then as an Instagram celebrity with a giant following (current stats: 9.7 million followers), before blossoming as a cast member on VH1’s Love & Hip Hop: New York in late 2015. […]
The fiery Norwegian quartet Cortex pull no punches with their new album, barreling through eight new tunes without a wasted gesture—although its title, Avant-Garde Party Music (Clean Feed), suggests they’re not above laughing at themselves a bit. With five albums to their credit, trumpeter Thomas Johansson—who composed all of the typically pithy material on the […]
Michelle Zauner launched Japanese Breakfast as a solo project amid massive life changes. In 2014, while fronting her Philly emo band Little Big League, her mother was diagnosed with Stage IV cancer, and Zauner eventually moved back home to Oregon to be with her family. Her mother passed away just months before Zauner wrote Japanese […]
Ka (née Kathleen) Baird is half of Spires That in the Sunset Rise. While the ensemble has been based in Decatur, Chicago, and Madison, and its recent LP title Illinois Glossolalia (Feeding Tube) attests to their enduring midwestern connection, Baird now lives in New York. Since moving there she’s performed and recorded as a solo […]
I first encountered Lea Bertucci’s music when she was playing bass clarinet on the 2014 album L’Onde Souterraine (Telegraph Harp), a series of visceral yet meditative duet improvisations with cellist Leila Bordreuil. The music she’s released since then has revealed a broad and fascinating artistic practice often focused on the acoustics of specific spaces. “Cepheid […]
In the six years between this summer, when Fleet Foxes dropped its third studio album, Crack-Up (Nonesuch), and its 2011 predecessor, Helplessness Blues (Sub Pop), the band seems to have been blamed for the trend of countless lamentable rock bands that present monochromatic gang shouting as some kind of campfire-grade profundity (does anyone even remember […]