Inclusive punk collective Pure Joy relaunches with a fund-raising show (but still no permanent home), indie-pop five-piece Varsity earn overdue recognition with the new Parallel Person, and more.
Tag: Vol. 47 No. 28
Issue of Apr. 19 – 25, 2018
Jared Brown of Central Air Radio on life-changing punk black women
Current musical obsessions of Sick Muse editor Sasha Tycko, Central Air Radio host Jared Brown, and Reader writer Leor Galil
A comics legend teams up with Three Floyds to brew some beer-fueled superhero mayhem
With the brewery collaboration and the ongoing series Moonshine, Brian Azzarello has made himself the official Alpha King of booze comics.
The Christian indie-rock star who broke up with God
Jessica Hopper’s deep and dark profile of David Bazan.
Let the pictures do the talking: Hank Willis Thomas deconstructs the ad game at the Block Museum
“Advertising is never really about the product. It’s about what myths or generalizations you can get people to buy into.”
Record Store Day 2018: here’s what Chicago area shops are doing to celebrate
Check out our interactive map and listings detailing the area’s festivities, including discounts, giveaways, in-store performances, and more.
Ten great photos taken during the heyday of the blues
Images of Muddy Waters, James Cotton, and Bob Dylan are among 1,000 searchable photos by Raeburn Flerlage that are now online.
Rauner’s reefer madness rules despite overwhelming support for legal pot
Weed Week: Recreational marijuana won’t be legal as long as the embattled Republican remains governor.
An interview with Lucrecia Martel, Argentina’s greatest filmmaker
Zama, the director’s first film in nine years, screens this week at the Gene Siskel Film Center.
Lettuce now praise Richard Melman, one of the greatest innovators in Chicago food history
Melman’s Lettuce Entertain You chain did just as much as Charlie Trotter to make Chicago a center for innovative cuisine, the Reader‘s Elizabeth M. Tamny argued back in 2006.
New bike share a step closer to being tested in Chicago
Dockless bike-share companies that met with the city recently fear LimeBike, whose board includes Rahm’s former top adviser, could have a leg up.
Reedist Aram Shelton reconnects with old friends on his first return visit since 2015
Aram Shelton gigs with current Copenhagen comrade Håkon Berre and long-running Chicago collaborators Tim Daisy, Jason Roebke, and Josh Berman.
Read the great Reader stories nominated for journalism awards Thursday
An examination of police in schools, an investigation of contract selling and a photo of a public housing project poisoned by lead are among the nominees.
Experimental-metal supergroup Rlyr explore their poppy side on their second LP, Actual Existence
Those familiar with Chicago’s heavy-music scene got what they were expecting with Delayer, the 2016 debut record from Chicago experimental-metal supergroup Rlyr. On it Pelican guitarist Trevor De Brauw, Locrian and Cleared drummer Steven Hess, and former Russian Circles/sometimes Bloodiest bassist Colin DeKuiper combined their powers to make an album of expansive instrumental postmetal that […]