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Synth-punk pioneer Martin Rev and trip-metal explorers Wolf Eyes bring transgressive sounds to Chicago

The loss of confrontational front man and artist Alan Vega in July 2016 could’ve spelled the end of all performances related to transgressive duo Suicide, but Martin Rev, the remaining half of the synth-punk pioneers, has seemingly been on a musical pilgrimage, playing solo shows and making festival appearances across the U.S. and Europe. I […]

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Julia Holter joins forces with the Chicago sound artist Olivia Block for a new work exploring sounds of nature

Last year LA singer and composer Julia Holter underlined her stunning development as an art-pop auteur, matching her ethereal melodic sensibility with small-scale orchestrations on her live-in-the-studio album In the Same Room (Domino). The collection featured deft reinventions of songs from her previous two recordings, with new arrangements that completely refresh some of the material. […]

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In Barrel-Aged Stout and Selling Out, the Trib’s Josh Noel outlines how Goose Island’s sale led to battle lines being drawn in the brewing industry

“There wasn’t a single moment when the chummy, jovial craft beer industry became a battlefield of ‘us versus them,’” Josh Noel writes in Barrel-Aged Stout and Selling Out: Goose Island, Anheuser-Busch, and How Craft Beer Became Big Business (Chicago Review Press, June 1). “It happened slowly. And then, seemingly, all at once.” The line isn’t an […]