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Monday, August 26 2013

‘Hollywood on Lake Michigan’ Has You Touring Chicago with an Informed Movie Buff by Your Side

This book bursts at the seams with enthusiasm not only for movies and architecture, but for people and their passions, and the shared histories between them that have made a life in Chicago.


Wednesday, August 14 2013

PopMatters at Pitchfork Music Festival 2013 (Day Three: 21 July 2013)

After two days in the sun, people came ready to dance on Pitchfork's final day. A stellar, dance-heavy lineup, capped by R. Kelly brought the festival to a satisfying close.


Thursday, August 1 2013

PopMatters at Pitchfork Music Festival 2013 (Day One: 19 July 2013)

Sunshine and rain, harps and hardcore, and even a giant musical Tesla coil; Day One at Pitchfork 2013 was a gloriously uneven experience.


Sunday, July 28 2013

Buddy Guy: Rhythm & Blues

Even if it is a little too star-studded, Rhythm & Blues is another unwavering piece of devotion from Buddy Guy.


Wednesday, June 19 2013

Chance the Rapper: Acid Rap

On his second mixtape Chicago's Chance the Rapper takes us on a psychedelic journey that's as ambitious as it is appealing.


Monday, May 20 2013

Tree - “The King” (MP3/stream)

Chicago rapper/producer Tree flips a sample of the Elvis classic "Can't Help Falling in Love" and makes the track his own with his gruff, elastic vocal delivery and alternately tough and clever lyricism.


Thursday, April 25 2013

All That Turns to Gold: The Post-Punk Alchemy of My Gold Mask!

Chicago's artfully embellished trio My Gold Mask deliver style, panache, and otherworldy grooves with eerie ease.


Monday, January 21 2013

Chicago—The Other Black Renaissance

The biggest difference between the Black Chicago Renaissance and the Harlem Renaissance is brand awareness. The fact is, from roughly the early ‘30s to the ‘50s, Chicago was black America’s most fruitful cultural capitol.


Tuesday, July 24 2012

Taking It All In: The Pitchfork Music Festival 2012 (Friday)

The first day of Pitchfork delivered a broad sampling of genres from art rock to hip-hop and was capped by a surprisingly muscular set from Feist.


Wednesday, November 2 2011

‘Maxwell Street Blues’ Is a Toe-Tapping Time Capsule

Viewing Maxwell Street Blues paradoxically stirs simultaneous emotions of melancholy and elation. Much like what happens when singing the blues.


Syl Johnson: 24 June 2011 - Brooklyn (Notes from the Road) [8.Jul.11]
Shipbuilding Co.: Radios and Flying Birds (Capsule Reviews) [10.May.11]
Wye Oak: 7 April 2011 - Chicago (Notes from the Road) [13.Apr.11]
Kickstart the Presses (Columns) [4.Apr.11]
Girl Talk: 6 March 2011 - Chicago (Reviews) [15.Mar.11]
The Spares: Everything Is Easy (Capsule Reviews) [19.Jan.11]
Jónsi: 3 November 2010 - Chicago (Notes from the Road) [11.Nov.10]
X Japan: 6 October 2010 - Chicago (Notes from the Road) [18.Oct.10]
The National: 26 September 2010 - Chicago (Notes from the Road) [14.Oct.10]
Exploring Chicago: ‘Chicago X’ (Sound Affects) [8.Oct.10]
Exploring Chicago: ‘Chicago VII’ (Sound Affects) [17.Sep.10]
Angel Eyes: Midwestern (Capsule Reviews) [15.Sep.10]
Warped Tour: 31 September 2010 - Chicago (Notes from the Road) [14.Sep.10]
Honda Civic Tour: 18 August 2010 - Chicago (Notes from the Road) [7.Sep.10]
Kings of Convenience: 10 June 2010 - Chicago (Notes from the Road) [15.Jun.10]
Metric: 20 May 2010 - Chicago (Notes from the Road) [25.May.10]
American Idol: Chicago Auditions (Channel Surfing) [20.Jan.10]
Red Chicago by Randi Storch (Reviews) [25.Feb.08]
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