Very different solutions to the same problem all come down to the size of the pockets involved.
It squanders an opportunity for thoughtful commentary on trauma and survival.
Drone-song duo Mending near the halfway point of a 40-song narrative cycle, top-notch Chicago rapper Tree decisively ends his release drought, and more.
Lil’ Ed & the Blues Imperials have made nine albums for Alligator Records—eight of them with the same lineup they’ve had since 1988.
At a #MuteRKelly rally over the weekend, activists who gathered to support sexual violence survivors had an unlikely interaction with the singer’s fans.
Remembering President Barack Obama on the ten-year anniversary of his inauguration.
For the last several weeks, the 13 or so mayoral candidates have been promising to defend Chicago’s already overburdened taxpayers from future hikes in our forever-rising property taxes. And then […]
The two-drink minimum is a standard at old-school comedy clubs, a subtle reminder that making money is priority number one. A glance at the menu at the Rosemont Zanies makes […]
Thanks to the genre’s devoted Chicago fans, City Pop star Anri plays a rare midwestern show this weekend in Schaumburg.
Last winter singer-songwriter Andrew Smith posted flyers around Chicago to promote the oh-so-sweet solo recordings he’d made as Jungle Green, and he’s since completely transformed his bedroom project into a […]
Denver-born, New York-based MC and producer Deca wallows gleefully in the loopy psychedelic end of hip-hop. His past records have owed debts to the Native Tongues collective (groups who were […]
If you’ve ever heard of Chicago composer, singer, and multi-instrumentalist Ayanna Woods, it might have been at Constellation, where groups such as Fifth House Ensemble and ZRL have performed her […]
In March 2017, local pop wunderkind Victor Cervantes, aka Victor!, sold out the first run of his self-released debut CD-only EP, Glitter98. Now 18, he’s doubled down on his music […]
People often talk about machines taking over society like it’s a bad thing, but Connecticut multi-instrumentalist Carl Testa envisions a relationship in which musicians and computers coexist just fine. Testa […]
Postrock, psych rock, western film scores, Krautrock, heavy dirges . . . there’s little Grails can’t deliver stylistically, and they always deliver their music well. For their most recent album, […]