With four of the seven founding members remaining, including all three
horn players, Chicago still sounds like Chicago, and they made a glorious
cacophony Wednesday night during the first of two shows at The Riverside Theater.
The mercurial Chicago outfit Disappears scored themselves a major
publicity coup in 2011, shortly after the release of their memorable EP Guider, by enlisting Sonic Youth’s Steve
Shelley as their temporary drummer. That kind of star power (pardon the
questionable EVOL pun) can work
Few things are more insulting to fans than when artists cancel shows because of "scheduling conflicts," which almost always have less to do with schedules than with bottom lines. Typically when artists bail out of scheduled shows, it's because the show either wasn't selling or the artist received a more lucrative offer to perform elsewhere. Either way, it's a slap in the face of small-market fans�...
In The Third Coast: When Chicago Built the American Dream,
Chicago native Thomas Dyja transports readers to a time in the Windy City’s
recent past when artists and innovators flourished. Focusing on the years
It makes sense that Sufjan Stevens
would have a soft spot for Christmas. After all, the holiday touches on several
of the songwriter’s most pervasive motifs: Christianity, childhood nostalgia
and Americana. What’s surprising
Only a small number of blues musicians are still alive among those who were raised in Mississippi and moved to Chicago in the 1950s to contribute to the modern, electric blues sound and influence other forms of American ...
Two founding members of Milwaukee’s late
Theatre X, Conrad Bishop and Elizabeth Fuller, recently released Co-Creation: Fifty Years in the Making, a profound memoir based on five decades of
cooperating as partners...
Taj Mahal gets the legend treatment as Columbia honors the
singer/songwriter/storyteller’s back pages with a hidden treasures/stuff-we-haven’t-made-money...
Wednesday, Sept. 12, is the first Global Female Condom Day. Although the day is meant to be international in scope, it is coordinated by the National Female Condom Coalition, a group of U.S.-based organizations. During my 15 years working...