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  1. Bonelang embrace their indie-rock past and hip-hop futureRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 9 | Chicago Reader

    Shortly after Bonelang dropped Pleasure Palace , an April 2015 EP that levitates as its vocal harmonies recall the effervescence of the Beach Boys' Pet Sounds and the rapid-fire elasticity of Aesop Rock's Bazooka Tooth , MC Samy.Language told hip-hop site One Throne that the Chicago rap duo's sound had gelled just "in the last couple months." Pleasure Palace sounds like it was made by musicians who know each other as well as they know themselves, and it helps that Samy and his bandmate, Matt Bones, spent about six years together playing indie rock before launching Bonelang.

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  2. Trumpeter Russ Johnson premieres a new quartet with a protean group of New York-based improvisersRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 9 | Chicago Reader

    Since trumpeter Russ Johnson moved to Milwaukee in 2011-and thanks to his comfort with the 90-minute commute to Chicago-the local jazz and improvised music scene has been injected with a brash yet thoughtful presence and an aesthetic that connects postbop fundamentals with freedom-seeking impulses. Another benefit has been Johnson's vast network of collaborators from New York, as quite a few top-notch figures have traveled to the midwest to work with him.

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  3. On Buried Wish, Brooklyn's PC Worship find the moment where noise-rock meets popRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 9 | Chicago Reader

    Released on a series of tapes in 2009, PC Worship's earliest material was dominated by heady, tripped-out, psych-folk drones that spanned up to 15 minutes in length. Employing cellos, bowed saws, and clarinets, the project, led by Brooklyn's Justin Frye, was rooted in eerie and hypnotic soundscapes, a far cry from the sleazy noise-rock perfection of this month's Buried Wish .

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  4. Jake Xerxes Fussell translates American blues and old-time music for contemporary earsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 9 | Chicago Reader

    Singer-guitarist Jake Xerxes Fussell grew up in Durham, North Carolina, surrounded by American folklore, raised by a father, Fred Fussell, who often took him on expeditions to document the rural blues and old-time music of the south and hang with fellow sonic archivists like George Mitchell and Art Rosenbaum. The experience made an indelible impression on Jake, who as a kid began studying and playing the music his father exposed him to.

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  5. The Crazy World of Arthur Brown tours the U.S. for the first time in more than 40 yearsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 9 | Chicago Reader

    I hesitate to call someone a "genius" musically or otherwise, but what other term is there for the guy who basically invented rock music? Who has a voice that can shatter glass? Who's known for wearing a flaming helmet? Who was one of the first to use a drum machine onstage? Most folks know Arthur Brown for his 1968 hit "Fire," a bit of satanic-leaning acid rock inspired by Screamin' Jay Hawkins that has Pete Townshend credited as associate producer. His corpse-painted face directly inspired Alice Cooper and Kiss, and his primordial shriek was mimicked by many a budding metalhead.

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  6. On their third album, Run the Jewels swagger with a sense of triumph...Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 9 | Chicago Reader

    Killer Mike and El-P up the ante on their self-released third album as Run the Jewels , tapping into floor-rumbling old-school Miami bass fundamentals-albeit a strain that pushes the tradition into the present-and laying out classic, rhythmically agile, hectoring flows. Both MCs convey steamroller energy, infusing every track with a ferocity that draws juice from our current political environment even though their words rarely address it directly.

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  7. Valerie June settles into an inviting blend of blues, gospel, soul,...Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 9 | Chicago Reader

    On her forthcoming album The Order of Time Tennessee-bred singer-songwriter Valerie June settles into a more naturalistic groove, adjusting from her 2013 breakout Pushin' Against a Stone -influenced by the heavy hand of producer Dan Auerbach-to something that feels morelike it belongs to her. Her music continues to draw from a wide swath of influences: bits of gospel, soul, blues, pop, and even a version of Tinariwen's Saharan blues are folded into an atmospheric amalgam that toggles between tender and taut, with June's nasal drawl pulling everything together.

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  8. Trump says meeting with Chicago gang leaders would be a 'great idea,' and other newsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 2 | Chicago Reader

    President Donald Trump is talking about Chicago again, calling the gun violence problems "totally out of control" and indicating that directly working and meeting with gang leaders is a "great idea." Speaking at an Black History Month listening session Wednesday, he said that if city officials can't stop the shootings, "we're going to solve the problem for them." 11 comments

  9. James Baldwin: Voice of a preacher, heart of a nomadRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 2, 2012 | Chicago Reader

    Raoul Peck's galvanizing documentary I Am Not Your Negro reacquaints viewers with one of the most powerful voices of the civil rights era, the great novelist, playwright, and essayist James Baldwin. His 1963 book The Fire Next Time , a best seller in the U.S., squarely confronted white Americans with the moral cost of their apartheid government and for several years made him a prominent public figure.

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  10. Block Museum kicks off a season of urgent art with Kader...Read the original story w/Photo

    Jul 10, 2012 | Chicago Reader

    Through 4/16: Tue-Wed 10 AM-5 PM, Thu-Fri 10 AM-8 PM, Sat-Sun 10 AM-5 PM Northwestern University Block Museum of Art 40 Arts Circle Dr., Evanston 847-491-4000 blockmuseum.northwestern.edu Free What does it mean to "fix" something? If a bond - physical, social, psychological - is broken, can it ever truly be reconnected? If so, how can such a repair be achieved? Internationally acclaimed French-Algerian artist Kader Attia mines historical archives to understand complicated relationships between people: colonizer and colonized, master and slave, residents of the geopolitical north and south. He has pursued these inquiries primarily through the lens of colonial legacies, particularly in Africa, and their influence on European modernism.

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  11. Rhinofest isn't just an experimental theater festival, it's a communityRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 1 | Chicago Reader

    Through 2/26: Wed-Fri 7 and 9 PM; Sat 2, 5, 7, 9, and 10:30 PM; Sun 2, 5, and 7 PM; Mon 7 and 9 PM Prop Thtr 3502 N. Elston rhinofest.com $12 online in advance, $15 or pay what you can at the door The Rhinoceros Theater Festival is billed as "Chicago's longest running fringe festival," but last year's edition took a different tack from the 27 before it. Or seemed to, anyway.

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  12. The Trump resistance is building solidarity across movementsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 1 | Chicago Reader

    Immigration policy can't be painted with a broad brush. Unfortunately, that message hasn't quite reached the likes of Donald Trump, the newly-embattled president, who has been met with intense local and national resistance to his recent executive orders.

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  13. ShowYouSuck builds on his omnivorous hip-hop with a free-form TV showRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 1 | Chicago Reader

    Few grassroots Chicago hip-hop artists play as well with others as Clinton Sandifer, aka ShowYouSuck . His collaborations tend to turn into friendships, and those friendships lead to new collaborations - not just in hip-hop but also in punk, pop, indie rock, experimental R&B, electronic music, and even stand-up comedy.

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  14. What will the Obama library bring to the south side?Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 1 | Chicago Reader

    With the certainty of a Trump presidential library in our not-too-distant future, it's a little hard to get worked up over the Obama Presidential Center and Golf Course that's about to emerge in Jackson Park. So last week's news that the Obama Foundation wants to shut down two public streets running through the historic park deserves some attention.

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  15. Here's proof that pro-Trump trolls don't have a sense of humorRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 1 | Chicago Reader

    Last week Shannon Noll's variety show Barron Trump: Up Past Bedtime debuted in the midst of a turbulent debate about whether President Donald Trump's youngest son is fair game for comedians. Despite the decidedly affectionate approach of Noll's production-a humorous homage to Pee-wee's Playhouse in which Barron is master of ceremonies-the Chicago comedian now says she has been the target of an aggressive and alarming backlash on the Internet. 1 comment

  16. Police in Chicago Public Schools operate with no special training and little oversightRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 22, 2016 | Chicago Reader

    During wrestling season, when the final school bell rings at Hyde Park Academy, Darren Wright changes out of the clothing he's worn all day and into sweatpants and sneakers to become Coach Wright, head of the Thunderbirds high school wrestling team. Training takes place in an old classroom repurposed as a gym; its floors are covered with blue mats, its beige walls splotched with paint that likely covers some student graffiti.

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  17. How would plans replace the Thompson Center impact service at Clark/Lake?Read the original story w/Photo

    Feb 29, 2016 | Chicago Reader

    The state has proposed replacing the Thompson Center with a new skyscraper, shown here in renderings released by the governor's office. Last month, despite marking two years as Illinois governor with no proper state budget, Governor Bruce Rauner struck an optimistic note when he floated a grand plan to replace the state-owned James R. Thompson Center with a 115-story skyscraper.

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  18. As Trump rampages, Chicago and Illinois remain broke and dysfunctionalRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 12, 2015 | Chicago Reader

    With President Trump issuing frightening proclamations on a daily basis-hard to believe it's only been about two weeks since he took office-many of you undoubtedly forgot your city or state even exist. So as a public service offering, I thought I'd catch you up on a few things you might have missed while losing your collective minds over Trump.

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  19. Chicago rapper Ju tips his hat to pop-punk's recent past on his newest singlesRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 1 | Chicago Reader

    In December newish rap podcast Chicago Sleepers posted an interview with local rappers Melo Makes Music and Ju where the MCs talked about bridging hip-hop with alternative rock. Ju said combining rap and rock comes naturally: "It's not a thought anymore, I just kinda make that shit-honestly not even thinking about it."

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  20. The state of Brazilian media-an example for America?Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 1 | Chicago Reader

    Activists lay out a Brazilian flag, punctured to symbolize bullet holes, on Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro, during a protest calling for an end to the violence that erupts during police operations against suspected drug traffickers. In a recent post urging the media to pull up their socks and take on Donald Trump, I made an example of a Brazilian journalist who's defied greater danger in his country than I thought Trump could pose in ours.

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