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  1. Guns N' Roses satisfies an appetite for reconstruction at Soldier FieldRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jul 2 | Chicago Reader

    The question was inevitable. You know where you are, Chicago?! Everyone knew the answer.

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  2. A primer on the state's shiny new budgetRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 1 | Chicago Reader

    Why is it called a stopgap budget? It sounds more dignified than pitstop budget or bullshit budget. Why is it a six-month budget? Because the governor and legislators knew a six-minute budget would be irresponsible.

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  3. Independence Day: Resurgence isn't as good as the...Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 1 | Chicago Reader

    When a studio declines to screen a film for critics before its opening day, you can bet that the film stinks and the studio knows it. Such is the case with Independence Day: Resurgence - Roland Emmerich's long-awaited sequel to his 1996 summer blockbuster Independence Day - which 20th Century Fox ushered into theaters last Friday before word of its ineptitude could leak to the paying masses.

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  4. Tyshawn Sorey achieves the sublime on the new album The Inner Spectrum of VariablesRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 1 | Chicago Reader

    Percussionist Tyshawn Sorey has never concerned himself much with doing what a "jazz" drummer is supposed to do. Though his talent in that area is beyond doubt, it's only a part of his full diapason.

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  5. Jazz returns to PitchforkRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 1 | Chicago Reader

    It would be a little dramatic to proclaim that jazz is back at the Pitchfork Music Festival, since it was at best a minor part of the lineup when it was included at all. This year's roster features two jazz acts: rising-star LA saxophonist Kamasi Washington and venerable space-jazz collective the Sun Ra Arkestra .

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  6. The Hotelier breach Pitchfork's emo barricadeRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 1 | Chicago Reader

    The Hotelier 's recent third album, Goodness , has received universally positive reviews, though critics often seem to feel they need to apologize for liking it. Many appear uncomfortable using the word "emo" to describe the band, though that's clearly the music they play.

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  7. Pitchfork's hometown heroesRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 1 | Chicago Reader

    Water represents knowledge and life force to south-side rapper Mick Jenkins . On his breakout 2014 mixtape, The Water[s] , he glides through cerebral raps about the systemic oppression of black populations and the struggles that young people of color undergo to escape the traps society lays for them - even his knottiest, most complicated rhyming goes down easy, thanks to his magnetic personality, the resplendent soul-influenced instrumentals, and the concepts for water that flow through and unify it.

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  8. Brian Wilson, Pet Sounds, and the categorical denial of the sensitive black geniusRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 1 | Chicago Reader

    Brian Wilson performs at Pitchfork on Saturday night, celebrating the 50th anniversary of his great work of sensitive, idiosyncratic genius, the seminal R&B album Pet Sounds . OK, it's true: Pet Sounds isn't usually thought of as an R&B album.

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  9. Who else should fans of hip-hop, R&B, and soul see at Pitchfork?Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 1 | Chicago Reader

    Pitchfork is giving fans of hip-hop, soul, and R&B plenty to look forward to: Anderson .Paak & the Free Nationals, BJ the Chicago Kid, Jeremih, Kamasi Washington, Mick Jenkins, Thundercat, Miguel. But there are dozens more performers on the bill, and part of the appeal of a big, diverse music festival is that listeners can branch out and explore artists operating in genres outside their comfort zones.

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  10. Jurassic Jaws Double Feature, Windy City Ribfest, and more things to do in Chicago this weekendRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 1 | Chicago Reader

    Thalia Hall's gonna need a bigger boat for its double feature of Jurassic Park and Jaws on Fri 7/1. This long weekend has far more than just Fourth of July festivities in store.

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  11. Even Pitchfork's best efforts don't bring it close to gender equityRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 15, 2015 | Chicago Reader

    Last year Pitchfork booked a fierce lady lineup that inspired me to write about riot grrrl's resurgence on the festival circuit. With such a concentration of powerful women taking the stage, though - especially Sleater-Kinney, who cranked out an electric headlining set - it was easy to lose sight of the bigger picture.

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  12. Our preview of the 2016 Pitchfork Music FestivalRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 15, 2015 | Chicago Reader

    The Pitchfork Music Festival celebrates 11 years this year - 12 if you count 2005's Pitchfork-curated Intonation Music Festival - which is more than long enough for familiarity to set in. During that time, most of the changes to the event have been incremental: For 2016, for instance, three-day passes have gone up by $15 to $165, and they no longer come with a subscription to the website's print quarterly, The Pitchfork Review .

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  13. Completely serious advice for returning Pitchfork artistsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 25, 2013 | Chicago Reader

    Greetings 2016 Pitchfork Music Festival artists, and welcome to our beautiful, encased-meat-laden city by the lake! Or should I say "Welcome back"? After a quick perusal of the lineup card, I can see that this isn't the first trip to the salad bar for many of you - by my count, 13 acts are making their second, third, or even fourth Pitchfork appearance this year, with some having played as recently as 2014. As an unofficial coach and official gossip columnist for Chicago's music scene, I've seen a lot of local artists grow stale by refusing to switch things up and challenge their fans with aggressively pointless stylistic swerves.

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  14. Police union head: There's 'an Orlando every month in...Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 1 | Chicago Reader

    July starts out cool and sunny, with a high of 71 and a low of 60. It should be a beautiful holiday weekend, with plenty of sunshine and highs in the 70s. [ AccuWeather ] There were 333 shootings in June, which left 416 killed or wounded, according to DNAinfo Chicago.

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  15. The Gift Theatre gives us a stripped-down Grapes of WrathRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 30 | Chicago Reader

    Through 8/14: Thu-Sat 7:30 PM, Sun 2:30 PM, the Gift Theatre, 4802 N. Milwaukee, 773-283-7071, thegifttheatre.org, $35. Back in 1988, Steppenwolf Theatre premiered an expensive, AT&T-sponsored stage version of John Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath , adapted and directed by Frank Galati .

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  16. Anon(ymous), Pygmalion, and seven more new theater reviewsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 30 | Chicago Reader

    A haunting show from the Cuckoo's Theater Project and George Bernard Shaw's classic are among this week's best bets. Anon When Naomi Iizuka wrote Anon in 2006, there were 8.4 million refugees registered with the UN.

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  17. Where to watch fireworks in Chicago and celebrate Fourth of July 2016Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 30 | Chicago Reader

    Fireworks and Freedom Fest at Navy Pier You'll have two chances to see the rockets' red glare and the bombs burst in air at the Pier: on Saturday at 10:15 PM and Monday at 9:30 PM. For the display happening on the Fourth, you can watch from the top of Navy Pier's Rooftop during the third annual Freedom Fest, which includes a barbecue, cash bar, and a DJ.

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  18. Free State of Jones Newton Knight Matthew McConaugheyRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 30 | Chicago Reader

    When the word emancipation turns up in the narrative titles of Free State of Jones , a new Civil War drama, it's enclosed in quotation marks. That skeptical touch is only a sign of our times - growing racial tension in the U.S., stoked by police killings of unarmed black citizens, the rollback of voting rights, and the ongoing injustice of the drug war, have created an appetite for fresh views of American slavery and more critical assessments of its legacy.

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  19. Pride Parade, Bob Dylan, and more things to do in Chicago this weekendRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jun 24 | Chicago Reader

    Fill your weekend with fun and festive events happening all over Chicago. Here are ten of our recommendations: Fri 6/24 - Sun 6/26: Experience performance, interactive artwork, artist panels, and pop-up installations at the Logan Square Arts Festival this weekend.

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  20. Knockout trumpeter Thomas Johansson comes to town with one of the best working groups in jazzRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jun 24 | Chicago Reader

    Few trumpeters in the past few years have knocked me out like Norway's Thomas Johansson. Fiery and technically muscular, with a refreshingly holistic approach to improvised music, he can swing like mad or take it way out.

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