João Dumans and Affonso Uchoa’s film conjures up the vision of a working-class literary culture improbably thriving in the rootlessness of the 21st century.
There’s sex-positivity, body-positivity, whooping, hollering, and convulsing, all loud and proud.
Anyone who regularly reads my writing in this paper probably knows about my growing admiration for Haley Fohr, a vocalist, composer, and improviser whose stunning creative growth over the last […]
Since singer-songwriter David Bazan dissolved his most popular band, Pedro the Lion, in 2005 he’s continued to make the kind of intimate, self-questioning indie rock that Pedro was known for, […]
Sima Cunningham and Macie Stewart are only in their 20s, but both of them have already become stalwart figures on Chicago’s music scene, nonchalantly cutting across disparate communities. Cunningham largely […]
At the end of “Crown,” on G Herbo’s debut album, Humble Beast, the Chicago rap star ad-libs an anecdote about walking home from school one day as a child and […]
Virginia guitarist Daniel Bachman regularly demonstrates curiosity and practice outside of the hazy contours of the American Primitive style of acoustic guitar made famous by John Fahey. While those excursions […]
On the forthcoming The Crossing (due September 14 on Yep Roc), veteran Austin rocker Alejandro Escovedo refracts his life as a second-generation Mexican-American in a concept album about two immigrants […]
Volume 47, Number 45
But you may want to stick to the $8 bread service.
Hmm, maybe 20th Ward alderman Willie Cochran really wasn’t joking about being a gangster after all.
The composer gave Hitchcock’s films much of their menace.
Dan Savage advises a Dom/sub couple in a polyamorous relationship about “secret perving,” and more.
Ephraim Bugumba’s long, hard journey from the Congo to DeKalb began when he was three, but as Storyteller he uses music to keep a connection to home alive.
This week’s featured gig poster was designed by local artist Bill Connors.