I can’t tell you precisely how I came across URBN DK, but I’ve thought of them often since I first felt the creeping dread of “World Gone Crazy,” off the Chicagoland punk band’s 1982 self-titled seven-inch. URBN DK were hardly the only local punks to saturate their music with depravity—Deerfield’s the Mentally Ill, for instance, […]
Jackie Hayes left behind a devout Christian upbringing in Waukegan to move to Logan Square at age 19 and pursue her music career on her terms. As a frequent opener at Schubas and other local clubs, she refined her attitude-heavy vocal melodies supported by simple, sludgy guitar lines and loose hip-hop drums. Hayes worked at […]
Chicago blueswoman Mary Lane has been making music for more than 70 years. She should be a legend, but she can barely pay her bills.
Singer-songwriter Jackie Carlson, who records and performs as Family Reunion, isn’t one of those image-conscious Chicago indie musicians who tries to hide the fact that she grew up in the north suburbs. “Where I’m actually from, Waukegan, doesn’t really have a music scene,” she told music blog Born Loser last year. “I love playing in […]
No-nonsense west-side veteran Mary Lane, who’s shared stages with the likes of Howlin’ Wolf and Buddy Guy, is raising money to finish her long-awaited second album.
Also, how local “Dreamers” are planning ahead while Congress decides their fate.
The Great Books institution makes a move to North Central College.
Hamid Drake’s fluid fusion of jazz, reggae, and world-music percussion styles has made him an invaluable part of countless groups.
Also, family searches for British tourist missing in West Pullman, and Bernie Sanders’s 1963 arrest immortalized in photo.
Jack Herman, scoutmaster: “That’s why you want to keep these kids in the program, because it gives them some stability.”
State rep Rita Mayfield isn’t from the city, but who else is sticking up for its taxpayers?
Result notwithstanding, you wouldn’t call this a “cry for help”
Mayor Daley loves them, but charters are still a hard sell outside the city.
The endless battle over PCBs in Waukegan Harbor is poisoning the city’s plans to become the “Coho Coast.”