From the Hideout to Zoom, community finds a way.
The regional archive brings Edward Sedgwick’s 1923 silent film back to life.
Two bills introduced in the state legislature are “a smack in the face,” says one torture survivor.
Steve Von Till is best known as co-front man of the mighty Neurosis, but for two decades the singer, multi-instrumentalist, and poet has also led an ambitious and expansive solo career. Under his own name he’s released dark pastoral folk, and as Harvestman he’s made dynamic, psych- and drone-infused music. On his new album, No […]
Two television addicts chat about the TLC reality show.
Just in case you’ve been waiting to spend your monthly music budget till more of it would go to artists and labels
Over the past decade, it’s often felt like everyone in Chicago’s underground-rock subscenes was legally required to have multiple projects, and Jeff Kelley certainly cleared that bar. He fronted frazzled art-rock group Vaya, mathy indie-pop outfit Dick Wolf!, and ragged new-wave band New Drugs. When he wasn’t making music, Kelley helped document the scene as […]
With “The Dutchman” and other widely recorded songs, Michael Smith created emotional realities that let you feel along with his characters.
Exploring the depths of Tubi TV for a glimpse at the Second City
ArtNight, a passion-sharing show-and-tell, has moved online.
Don’t miss the newest Chicago Reader “Best of” book, a collection of pieces from more than two decades of work by senior writer Mike Sula: An Invasion of Gastronomic Proportions: My Adventures With Chicago Animals, Human and Otherwise.
I was once at a Nest Egg gig where a friend said to me, “The thing I love about these guys is that they’re punks who just happen to play psychedelic music.” This joyously astute statement gets at something important about psychedelia: though the word often conjures lovey-dovey visions of the pastoral and the perfumed, […]
This week’s featured gig poster was created by Chicago artist Angel Onofre.
From 1900 to 1905, his photographs captured slices of everyday life.