On May 15, The Wild Hare, one of Chicago’s few reggae-only music clubs, will shut its doors after 25 years. Owner Zeleke Gessesse is moving back to his native Ethiopia, where he’s building a Wild Hare in the capital, Addis Ababa.
Twin Shadow's debut release "Forget" is only a couple of months old, but it has already been featured on nearly every major and minor music website and magazine. The album has been described as "steeped in 1980's New Wave with a hint of soulful RnB," and has gathered much critical praise.
When the band Dead Rider put out its debut album a couple of years ago, it was a substantially different band. For one thing, the band – known then as “D. Rider” – was pretty much the vision and voice of one person: Todd Rittmann.
On Fridays, Eight Forty-Eight presents some of the best selectors Chicago has to offer.Dirk van den Heuvel certainly knows his way around a turntable. As a DJ had Chicago crowds moving for a long time.