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  1. Chicago is the best city for comedy, but men are fucking it upRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 15, 2018 | Chicago Reader

    Dear men of the Chicago comedy scene, Chicago is the best city in the country to do comedy, and we are fucking it up. Chicago's strength has always been its lack of showbiz industry.

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  2. The Chicago Moth StorySlam and more of the best things to do in Chicago this weekRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 15, 2018 | Chicago Reader

    You don't have to be a professional storyteller like Lena Dunham to get onstage at the Chicago Moth StorySlam Tuesday 1/16. Warm up this week at one of Chicago's many events.

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  3. From the archive: MLK DayRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 15, 2018 | Chicago Reader

    The Reader 's archive is enormous, going back to 1971. Every day in Archive Dive, we'll dig through and bring up some finds.

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  4. Chicago Ex Fest cancelled amid allegations of sexual misconduct against its organizerRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 12, 2018 | Chicago Reader

    After allegations of sexual misconduct against Ex Fest founder Matthew Payne swept through the Chicago comedy community this week, Payne announced Friday afternoon that he had decided to cancel the festival. As I wrote in this week's Reader cover story, Ex Fest had been conceived as an alternative to Stage 773's SketchFest for performers who didn't want to work with Brian Posen, its former executive producer who had been accused of harassment by multiple women.

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  5. St. Vincent at the Chicago Theatre, and more of the best things to do in Chicago this weekendRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 12, 2018 | Chicago Reader

    Both the Chicago SketchFest and Ex Fest run all weekend, and there are plenty of other events as well. Here's some of what we recommend: Fri 1/12-Sun 1/14: Evanston-based painter and multimedia artist Hunter Cole works with the microscopic medium of bioluminescent bacteria in "Living Light," open at Arc Gallery .

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  6. Lena Waithe keeps Chicago cliches out of The ChiRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 12, 2018 | Chicago Reader

    This early scene from the debut episode of Lena Waithe's Showtime series The Chi takes place in Chicago. But Waithe, who grew up in the south-side Chatham neighborhood and won an Emmy last year for comedy writing on Master of None , doesn't clobber viewers over the head with cliched Chicagoisms.

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  7. Guitarist Randy Randall on how No Age have adapted to family...Read the original story w/Photo

    Jan 12, 2018 | Chicago Reader

    It's been four and a half years since Los Angeles-based noise-rock duo No Age released An Object , their most recent full-length record. At that point, drummer and vocalist Dean Spunt and guitarist Randy Randall had been going hard as No Age for six years or so-beginning in 2008, they'd released three acclaimed full-length records on indie giant Sub Pop, and they'd toured unstintingly, including a handful of international trips.

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  8. Swedish trumpeter Goran Kajfes combines psych, prog, and African music into a vision all his ownRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 12, 2018 | Chicago Reader

    I've been a big fan of Swedish trumpeter Goran Kajfes for quite a few years, and my admiration for his work keeps growing. Last summer I finally had a chance to see him live, giving a fluid, muscular, and lyrical performance in the groove-heavy Swedish quartet Nacka Forum.

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  9. New York School composer Christian Wolff shares his open-ended...Read the original story w/Photo

    Jan 12, 2018 | Chicago Reader

    Christian Wolff is the only living member of the New York School, the coterie of composers that revolved around John Cage during the 1950s and included Morton Feldman, Earle Brown, and David Tudor. Their experimental music mirrored developments in the art world at the time, including Fluxus and abstract expressionism.

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  10. The saxophonist and percussionist come together for their first local ...Read the original story w/Photo

    Jan 12, 2018 | Chicago Reader

    Before he moved to Amsterdam in 2016, percussionist Frank Rosaly was an integral part of Chicago's improvised music scene, and his departure left many of his musical partnerships hanging. Rosaly's bond with saxophonist Dave Rempis in particular runs deep, with collaborations dating back to the turn of the current century.

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  11. Nashville protopunk Ron Gallo is ready to give you an earful about the world's problemsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 12, 2018 | Chicago Reader

    Ron Gallo channels his contempt for the world into the songs that fill last year's Heavy Meta , a snarling assault on selfishness and phoniness set to sharp, ringing 70s protopunk. The former Philadelphian moved to Nashville in 2014, leaving behind the destructive relationship that haunts the album's reflections on emotional abuse , romantic atrophy , and self-medication .

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  12. On Thx, indie-rock act Lomelda builds entire worlds with just a few musical piecesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 12, 2018 | Chicago Reader

    Hannah Read-the twentysomething Texan who records and performs wistful, intimate indie rock under the name Lomelda-isn't the first and won't be the last person to write a song about the long stretches of asphalt that criss-cross the country, but her "Interstate Vision" deserves to be counted among the best American road songs of all time. Atop gently rustling percussion and a somber guitar melody, Read sings about what it means to spend an inordinate amount of time on highways and in parking lots, to know places that exist as temporary planes to the majority of people who travel on them, and to be able to see these roads as locations unto themselves-ones that are chock-full of personality.

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  13. Cam'ron continues his reign as the weirdo rap kingRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 12, 2018 | Chicago Reader

    Harlem's Cam'ron is the undisputed king of out-there, freaky rappers, having paved the way for weirdo individualism in hip-hop with his wardrobe of ankle-length mink coats and head-to-toe, bright-pink get-ups, his idiosyncratic slurred flow, his numerous public feuds with all sorts of rap stars, and his incredibly tense on-air confrontation with Bill O'Reilly in 2003 . Rising rap stars like Young Thug and Lil Uzi Vert have borrowed some of his antics and aesthetics for their own personas.

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  14. Destroyer's Ken simplifies symbolism with similes and simperingRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 12, 2018 | Chicago Reader

    Sat 1/20, 9 PM, Metro, 3730 N. Clark, $23, $21 in advance, $125 Tomorrow Never Knows five-day pass, 18+ Dan Bejar, aka Destroyer, is well-known for being a "literary" act. The description is fitting: front man Dan Bejar's lyrics feel like symbolist poetry, with lines of varying lengths crammed with allusions to history, film, and-especially-pop music stacked on top of each other like records in a wobbling tower.

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  15. Black Veil Brides are back in black, but they never leftRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 12, 2018 | Chicago Reader

    Fun game: make an 80s playlist, sneak a track by LA's contemporary Black Veil Brides onto it, and see if anyone notices. Bonus points if you pass it by anyone old enough to remember some of the junk-and-fire-everywhere hard-rock videos that looked like they were filmed in an unused corner of a Mad Max set and were de rigueur back in the day.

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  16. Chicago rapper Phil G studied rap's past to build a better future on PEACERead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 12, 2018 | Chicago Reader

    Chicago rapper Phil G clearly loves hip-hop's golden age; his proclivity for skeletal percussion that bisects the air every time a drum beat kicks in and the stylistic elements that have flavored his oeuvre show a predilection for the types of bygone soul and jazz that served as the base for hip-hop's teenage years. Recently, this affection showed up in the form of Chuck D's booming voice, courtesy of Public Enemy's "Shut 'Em Down" , coursing through "Lower Level," one of the rock-solid cuts from Phil G's self-released Proper Education Always Corrects Errors .

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  17. LA underground punks No Age return from a five-year absence with a punishing new album for Drag CityRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 12, 2018 | Chicago Reader

    Five years can be a lifetime in the career of a postpunk band, but that's how long it's been since the LA duo No Age dropped a new record. Singer and guitarist Randy Randall and drummer Dean Spunt have finally broken their silence with the exuberant Snares Like a Haircut , a maelstrom of fury and melody that sounds like it must be the product of more than two people.

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  18. Country singer Lee Ann Womack paints a bracing portrait of...Read the original story w/Photo

    Jan 12, 2018 | Chicago Reader

    On her latest album, The Lonely, the Lonesome & the Gone , country singer Lee Ann Womack brings nuance, depth, and emotional range that comes with age, dispatching the sort of bromides Nashville has proffered over the last couple of decades since she started making records. On album opener "All the Trouble"-a sober, gospel-steeped song about reckoning with reality that she cowrote with Waylon Payne and Adam Wright-the narrator wails, "Make it up that mountain, you're standing big and tall / Well, the trouble with a mountain, there's a million ways to fall."

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  19. LA singer-songwriter Bedouine crafts weightless songs of grace, optimism, and wonderRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 12, 2018 | Chicago Reader

    Bedouine is the moniker of singer-songwriter Azniv Korkejian, a woman of Armenian descent born in Syria and raised in Saudi Arabia before her family won a green-card lottery and moved to the U.S. The music on the eponymous debut she released last summer feels lighter than air. She's now based in LA, and the breezy melodies and gentle textures of the record's songs are reminiscent of the 70s folk rock from the heyday of Laurel Canyon.

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  20. Chicago's 'clusters' of unsolved strangling deaths...Read the original story w/Photo

    Jan 11, 2018 | Chicago Reader

    At least 75 women "have been strangled or smothered in Chicago and their bodies dumped in vacant buildings, alleys, garbage cans, snow banks" since 2001, and an arrest has not been made in about two-thirds of the cases, according to the Tribune . Near Washington Park and near Garfield Park there are "clusters" of about 50 unsolved murders involving strangulation, but the Chicago Police Department says there is no evidence of one or more serial killers in the cases.

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