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The cowriter of We Broke Up talks about why she misses Chicago theater—and why it’s hard to come home again.
Quebec trio Big|Brave have always been great at drawing things out. Most of their songs pass the ten-minute mark, and they’ve made a hallmark of deftly adding heady layers of […]
Gene Barge has done his most influential work as a sideman or producer, but he’s just as important as any of R&B’s marquee stars.
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The shooting of Adam Toledo shows that not much ever changes in Chicago.
It’s hard to believe it’s been 16 years since Madison stoner giants Bongzilla dropped a studio album—surely at least a few people rocking out to their brand-new Weedsconsin LP were […]
Chicago police killed 13-year-old Adam Toledo, and some media responded by questioning Toledo’s character. Black and Brown kids deserve better.
The committee responded to blowback against its inclusion of Washington, Lincoln, and Grant statues on the list for possible removal.
Ratboys celebrate their tenth birthday in a virtual living room at Schubas, Northwestern’s New Music Conference returns in online form, and more.
While it’s impossible to pinpoint a single peak in John Coltrane’s vast discography, Ascension is one of his most intense expressions of transcendental intent. Local musician Joshua Abrams knows his […]
CRDT’s Wilfredo Rivera finds the past year has “magnified, amplified, and vindicated the work and the focus I’ve had for the past six seasons.”
A dispatch from a protest for Adam Toledo and against police brutality
What was lost—and gained—in 2020’s historic Rogers Park tornado.
For Clee McCracken, clocks are a lifestyle.