Chicago label Parlour Tapes recently released four experimental solo cassettes from its four founders.
Monica Ortiz confronts—and survives—many obstacles during a traumatic year.
Upcoming events and recommendations for the next seven days
Ron and Russell Mael get their due in Edgar Wright’s The Sparks Brothers.
It’s Leo Sowerby’s summer. Had 2020 gone as planned, musicians across the city likely would have launched into 125th-anniversary celebrations for the late Chicago composer (1895–1968) and onetime St. James Cathedral organist. Any such plans were obviously tabled, but luckily for us, quasquicentennial recordings of Sowerby’s chamber works are nonetheless bubbling to the top of […]
Jay Españo brings international perspective as the new AD for PrideArts; plus Leaders for a New Chicago awards and a new fund in honor of the late Malcolm Ewen
As Illinois prisons accelerated releases during the pandemic, many were forced into crowded, unmonitored residential reentry centers across Cook County.
When Garbage broke out with their self-titled debut album in 1995, their alluring but abrasive sound—dark power-pop melodies topped by Shirley Manson’s alternately growled and whispered vocals—enticed listeners like sweet pink candy with a messy center. Their second album, 1998’s Version 2.0, expands on this recipe of fuzzed-out guitar and distorted vocals with multilayered tracks […]
Skanking Lizard’s new vinyl retrospective, Original Chicago Reggae: 1978-1996, quadruples the number of formally released tracks in their discography.
The all-female-identifying Moonwater Dance Project explores water-as-metaphor in its newest piece.
This week’s featured gig poster, for an outdoor David Boykin concert at Compound Yellow, is by Oak Park-based singer-songwriter and creative director Rich Klevgard.
Adam Schubert, who plays guitar and sings in Chicago psych-rock unit Cafe Racer, took up music more than a decade ago. At age 14, he shattered his ulna (one of the bones in his forearm) in a skateboarding accident; since he couldn’t skate, he decided to pick up the guitar. By age 16, he’d gotten […]
The new Cubs City Connect uniforms are awful.
It’s the right thing to do, even if it gets you scratched off the guest list.
Culver’s comes to Ravenswood