Upstart garage punks the Bobby Lees formed after guitarist-vocalist Sam Quartin moved to Woodstock, New York, and took a suggestion from a friend to recruit her new bandmates from the local School of Rock. Now in her mid-20s, Quartin is an established actress who’s played alongside the likes of Crispin Glover, Michael Pitt, and Marilyn […]
From Glencoe to Monterey Pop to oblivion: Michael Bloomfield’s huge talent and unique style changed rock guitar forever, but while Clapton and Hendrix entered the canon, he faded away.
A bean-to-bar chocolate company and confectionery is expanding for the fourth time in seven years, and owners Sara Miller and Mary and Michael Ervin have big plans for the new space.
Service Sanitation porta-potties have become a ubiquitous sight at Chicago music festivals. And even if you don’t think you want to, you’re about to learn about the business that put them there.
The Seldoms look back at the protests, drugs, and music of the 60s.
The blues-rock singer died yesterday at the age of 70.
What went wrong with the MasterChef’s River North sandwich shop
What’s on the Reader‘s Agenda for Monday, January 14, 2013
Pleasure is the business of David Mackenzie’s Tonight Youâre Mine
“The myth we believed in was becoming reality,” radical activist Abbie Hoffman wrote in his 1980 autobiography, looking back on the 1969 Woodstock festival. “We were not alone. Acres of freaks. No cops. . . . The greatest musical gathering in history taught us we could be together.” Since 1989 the Mary-Arrchie Theatre Company has […]
Every August Rich Cotovsky–actor, director, off-Loop theater owner, and licensed pharmacist–dons a curly black wig and a shirt made from the American flag and presides over one of the city’s edgiest theater festivals as the living incarnation of Abbie Hoffman, circa 1969. For the duration of the two-and-a-half-day marathon of plays and performance art, founded […]