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Guitarist Yonatan Gat and the Eastern Medicine Singers combine avant-garde jazz and rock with Native American music

The Eastern Medicine Singers are a traditional Algonquin drum and vocal group based in Rhode Island. They sing mostly in several Algonquian languages, some of which are nearly extinct, and…

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Fire-Toolz sails even further off the map with a genre-obliterating new EP

Gossip Wolf has long believed that physical releases from Fire-Toolz, the wonderfully disorienting flagship project of local electronic musician Angel Marcloid, will one day be swapped among fans and sought…

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Tar play their first show in five years to celebrate Smashed Plastic

Chicago posthardcore four-piece Tar broke up in 1995, and the number of times they’ve reunited for a show since then you can count on one hand—this gig will be the…

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Kali Malone’s disciplined compositions tune into the church organ’s expressive potential

Stockholm-based, American-born composer Kali Malone is known for her pipe-organ works, and her path to the instrument was hardly conventional. Five minutes into her first and only organ lesson, she…

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Stranger things

What if the person you love—the one you want to spend the rest of your life with—were to confess a secret so bizarre, so disturbing, that it makes you question…

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Reader 50ish UnGala Celebration

Please join the Chicago Reader for our 50ish anniversary UnGala at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago. Date: Wednesday, November 30, 2022 Time:  VIP reception:  6:00 – 7:00 p.m.; General Admission:  7:00…

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Amsterdam (2022)

Movie More Info From 20th Century Studios, New Regency, and acclaimed filmmaker David O. Russell comes “Amsterdam,” an original crime epic about three close friends who find themselves at the…

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Black Transport Project, Commuters Take Action, and more

Bikes aren’t cheap—but neither is public transit! If you or someone you know is a Black trans person in Chicago looking for a free bike, sign up for one through…

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Bail abolition, Dj Flores Negras, the last mens hotel and more

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Murals, clothing swap, Ochin Pahki, and more

Today’s the final day to throw down on a community mural going up in Belmont Cragin. Hades Underworld Tattoo Studio and AnySquared Projects invite volunteers to join them for a…

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