When wolves form a pack, they form bonds that last a lifetime. A similar feeling of familiarity and connection suffuses the duo project of Will Oldham (aka Bonnie “Prince” Billy) and Matt Sweeney. Each musician is an indisputable titan in his field: Sweeney made his name as a guitarist for 80s cult favorites Skunk and […]
Joshua Abrams and Lisa Alvarado of Natural Information Society help give the Chicago collective’s transcendent minimalism a family feeling.
Writer-director David Lowery’s meditative third feature opens in Chicago today.
Songs: Ohia and Magnolia Electric Co. front man Jason Molina produced a prodigious catalog of stark and heartbreaking music. Then he disappeared.
This artist makes a compelling case that being a singer-songwriter is still a worthwhile path for an artist to take.
Onstage they crank up the energy and intensity of the gentle, soulful folk-rock from their album while preserving its gorgeous group harmony singing.
Bonnie “Prince” Billy collaborator: “I just kind of had to find something that I could hold onto.”
Braid stays reunited for a tour and an album, love blooms in Bonnie “Prince” Billy’s band, and more
Will Oldham interviews R. Kelly.
Ian Mackaye opinions about album pricing, an 18-disc box set of African pop, Will Oldham’s Crocs, folky photos, and lots of concert recommendations
Will Oldham debuts a new band in classic Will Oldham style.
Bobby Bare, Bobby Bare Jr., and an all-star roster of guests–from Ken Nordine to Will Oldham to Ella Jenkins–fete beloved Chicago writer Shel Silverstein in Millennium Park tonight.
Tonight’s Shel Silverstein tribute should be a fine family affair, but check out “The Great Conch Train Robbery” after you put the kids to bed.
Begushkin, a New York group with an uncategorizable sound somewhere between psych, folk, and indie rock, opens for Bonnie “Prince” Billy at the Vic on Saturday.
French garage rock, Swedish krautrock, and new sounds from old indie rockers.