Category: Music

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Little Village farming, Kyiv City Ballet, Tone Deaf anniversary, and more

All hands on deck! Little Village Environmental Justice Organization is hosting a volunteer day at their farm site (31st and ...

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Boogie-woogie 2, pandemic 0

Since 2004 Plastic Crimewave (aka Steve Krakow) has used the Secret History of Chicago Music to shine a light on ...

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Fran drops an elegant new single about loneliness and estrangement

The Reader has praised Maria Jacobson, leader of local indie-rock project Fran, for her “taut, serene singing” and for her ...

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Mayorkun has grown swiftly into one of Nigeria’s most reliable pop stars

In early 2016, Nigerian songwriter Mayorkun posted a video of himself covering “The Money,” a 2015 single by Nigerian American ...

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Tink finds her sweet spot again with Pillow Talk

Singer, rapper, and songwriter Tink broke out of Chicago’s hip-hop scene about a decade ago, becoming one of the constellation ...

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Paranoid London reference dance music of the past to fuel our dystopian future

English electronic duo Paranoid London can only be described as the rock ’n’ roll specters of acid house. When they ...

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Horsegirl and the dream of a teen rock scene

In July 2019, Chicago indie-rock trio Horsegirl played the eighth annual Square Roots Festival. At the time, live shows were ...

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Paul Natkin, concert photographer

Chicago native Paul Natkin is a prolific concert and portrait photographer who’s shot more than 4,300 musicians and celebrities since ...

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Wilco’s folk-driven double album Cruel Country gives long time fans something fresh to love

In 1997, Wilco’s double album Being There became a fundamental pivot for the Chicago band in a decade filled with ...

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Makaya McCraven doubly decodes Blue Note classics with Deciphering the Message live shows

Drummer Makaya McCraven has always been a bit of a rabble-rouser. He mixes audio from his live gigs with studio ...

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