The new musical Verböten uses the story of Jason Narducy’s forgotten early-80s band to talk about the power of subculture.
Current musical obsessions of Teen Movie Hell author Mike McPadden, comics artist Corinne Halbert, and Reader listings coordinator Salem Collo-Julin
Corporate consolidation has flattened out Chicago’s big commercial radio outlets, but low-power and college stations still have plenty of personality.
Current musical obsessions of Arvo Zylo of Blood Rhythms, WZRD DJ Sarah Moskowitz, and the Reader’s Leor Galil
After a six-month lockout, students are back on the air at Northeastern Illinois University’s WZRD FM
The Northeastern Illinois University board gets an earful on academic freedom and freedom of speech complaints
Why Chief Keef might be good for Chicago, hip-hoppers enjoying Mountain Dew, and more
Seeking to squelch controversy, Northeastern stirs more up
The WZRD DJ lockout grinds on, Joshua Abrams goes full guimbri, and more