Jonn Wallen of Oui Ennui marks his 17th post-COVID record with a live show, the second Make Noise Myanmar comp rallies musicians against the military coup, and more.
Some performing arts groups are opening their doors, but others are inviting audiences to soak up the sun.
The Columbia College graduate has been held in Myanmar to the detriment of free speech everywhere.
Producer SqueakPivot has long been a crucial member of the Chicago hip-hop collective he’s incorporated into his stage name, applying his talents largely to mixes and DJ sets—I’m hard-pressed to think of a Pivot Gang show I’ve seen where Squeak wasn’t behind the turntables. He’s infrequently released his own music, though that began to shift […]
Mount Prospect’s Mallory Smart, who publishes the online journal Maudlin House, has a new book coming out from Trident Press this year.
Paid sponsored content If you have ever been around someone choking, you know it is a critical event that needs swift action to save that person’s life. But trying to think clearly during times of panic can be difficult, and using the Heimlich maneuver can be hit-and-miss in some cases, especially with children. For peace […]
Rodney Bakerr led early Wax Trax! group Strange Circuits, ran underground label Rockin’ House, and wrote ubiquitous house-music rhythm patterns for Roland.
An interfaith demand for justice in Palestine and Israel
Kuwaiti conceptual artist and composer Fatima Al Qadiri merges traditional Arabic poetry and futuristic electronics on her new album.
If you’ve ever watched someone you love struggle through a cruel illness and eventually succumb, you know that some days it can be hard to find any lightness under the crushing weight of grief. So it’s beyond inspiring that Michelle Zauner, the solo artist behind Japanese Breakfast, made not one but two dreamy indie-pop albums […]
The longtime bartender is hosting a release party for his historical cocktail book devoted to the “most iconic mixer in the world.”
Upcoming events and recommendations for the next seven days
The new EP by Defcee and producer August Fanon, We Dressed the City With Our Names, ties Defcee’s history in Chicago’s rap and poetry scenes to the primordial hip-hop culture of New York graffiti artists depicted in the 1983 documentary Style Wars. The first track opens with a sample of a young graffiti writer explaining […]
The actor’s role in the onscreen adaptation hearkens back to his introduction to musical theater and time spent in New York City.