Unless they’ve been paying close attention, most of the music lovers who’ll kick off the long loud summer in Grant Park with this weekend’s Blues Festival probably are unaware that the big free fests almost didn’t happen this year, at least not as we’ve seen in summers past, and that their future re
Eleventh Dream Day’s Rick Rizzo and Antietam’s Tara Key are known for making some of the greatest indie rock noise around as listeners know from a recent Eight Forty-Eight in-studio with Eleventh Dream Day, but when the pair began collaborating, it resulted in a decidedly quieter, wordless
One sure sign of spring is all the construction crews sprouting up on the streets. Crews have been working to lay new sidewalks and streets near Chicago bar The Hideout. Inside, classically trained violist Anni Rossi has undergone some reconstruction herself.
Chrissy Murderbot, aka Chris Shively, likes to bring a wide range of sounds to the decks. He performed several songs for Eight Forty-Eight, including some tracks from his new release Women’s Studies--the mix has proved popular.
Portland, Oregon-based hip-hop artist and social worker Mic Crenshaw’s most recent album is Under the Sun.The Chicago native has a complex history: He’s been a violent troublemaker and a peace-seeking solution finder. And sometimes he’s been both.