It’s not easy to forget the prejudice confronted by Chicago’s Latine bands and artists who were trying to build relationships with venues and recording studios in the late 90s and early 2000s. I experienced some of it personally as manager for one of those bands. From 2001 till around 2014, I worked with [.DESCARGA.], and […]
As Wild Belle, siblings and Chicagoland natives Natalie and Elliot Bergman construct a tropical pop sound that draws from rocksteady, reggae, dub, dancehall, West African music, and more. The eclectic mix is unified by Natalie’s smoky, sultry voice and Elliot’s equally sexy baritone saxophone and electrified kalimbas. For their brand-new third LP, Everybody One of […]
This weekend’s No Walls benefit helps Chicagoans help the people in Trump’s crosshairs, Bobby Conn answers the inauguration with two sets at the Hideout, and more.
Gossip Wolf guesses about the Lolla lineup, the Hideout throws its annual party for local acts heading to SXSW, and more.
Plus: Nomo play their first show in three years, the Promontory hosts the Twilite Tone on Thanksgiving, and more.
Siblings Natalie and Elliot Bergman conclude their U.S. tour Saturday at Metro.
The Lollapalooza lineup that leaked early this morning is half good and half a bore; we discuss our initial thoughts, how the locals fared, and links to some past Reader coverage of some of the acts on the bill.
This year Tomorrow Never Knows is bigger than ever, with Merchandise, Chelsea Wolfe, the Walkmen, Jessie Ware, and much more.
Musical obsessions of Wild Belle’s Natalie Bergman and designer Elise Bergman
The sold-out Hideout Block Party & A.V. Fest features Wilco, Lee Fields, Kelly Hogan, and more