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  1. Once a street gang, then a political collective, the Young Lords...Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday | Chicago Reader

    Students Confront DePaul," reads the headline from a news brief in the first issue of Y.L.O. , the official newsletter of the Young Lords, the Chicago-based Puerto Rican political organization. The item, from March 1969, describes a forum held at DePaul University to discuss the school's role in gentrifying the neighborhood.

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  2. Reeling Film Festival, 312 Block Party, and more to do in Chicago this weekendRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | Chicago Reader

    There are plenty of shows, films, and concerts happening this weekend. Here's some of what we recommend: Through Sun 9/23: The World Music Festival wraps up this weekend.

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  3. Former Chicagoan James Falzone reconnects with two local projectsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | Chicago Reader

    Chicago nearly lost a unique and multivariate musical force when James Falzone left town for Seattle in 2016. He cast a wide creative net as a clarinetist, composer, improviser and bandleader, mixing Western and Middle Eastern classical forms, North American and Breton folk songs, and ritual trance practices into the jazz-rooted music he played on his own and with Allos Music Ensemble, Renga Ensemble, Klang, and Wayfaring .

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  4. Tokyo psych band Kikagaku Moyo bring their far-reaching sound to the floor of Thalia HallRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | Chicago Reader

    Tokyo-bred psych band Kikagaku Moyo have developed their music while focusing on a different aspect of the genre on each album. They started by exploring folksy strains on their 2013 self-titled first record, before engaging with flower-power bounce on Forest of Lost Children the following year.

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  5. BTS became America's favorite K-Pop group this yearRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | Chicago Reader

    On Sunday, May 6, while the world woke up to the peerless video Childish Gambino released for his song "This Is America," I noticed something briefly trending above it on Twitter: "Singularity," the minimal R&B song from K-Pop juggernauts BTS. Less than two weeks later, the group dropped their third album, Love Yourself: Tear , which became the first K-Pop album to reach the top of the Billboard 200-a huge benchmark for a global phenomenon that's slowly been crossing over into American culture.

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  6. Amyl & the Sniffers search for new highs in Aussie garage punkRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | Chicago Reader

    One night in February 2016, a group of friends and roommates in Melbourne, Australia, decided to have some fun and play a little music. By the next day they'd recorded and released an EP, Giddy Up , under the name Amyl & the Sniffers-"Amyl" comes from the name of front woman Amy Louise Taylor, and from there the joke is pretty self-explanatory.

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  7. Lala Lala's new The Lamb mixes darkness with the lightRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | Chicago Reader

    From her first dreary-but-dreamy garage-rock single as Lala Lala, 2014's "Fuck With Your Friends," it was clear Chicago musician Lillie West was planting the seeds of something great. Since then she's developed her artistry over a handful of independent releases, and tonight she celebrates the release of her brand-new album, The Lamb .

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  8. The 2018 Hyde Park Jazz Festival celebrates tradition and innovation in its diverse billRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | Chicago Reader

    Sat 9/29 and Sun 9/30. This event takes place at 11 venues across Hyde Park. Suggested donation of $5 per set, or purchase a Jazz Pass for preferred seating at select venues for $125 In its 12th year, the Hyde Park Jazz Festival continues to program a diverse lineup of jazz artists.

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  9. Zeal & Ardor balances black metal, negro spirituals, and greater songcraft on Stranger FruitRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | Chicago Reader

    "What if American slaves had embraced Satan instead of Jesus?" That's the question used to describe the style of Zeal & Ardor, an audacious mix of black metal, Negro spirituals, electronic accents, and synth interludes created by Swiss-American singer and multi-instrumentalist Manuel Gagneux. The closest analog might be the soulful, political, gospel-infused postpunk of Algiers, but Zeal & Ardor ratchets up the sonic animosity by an order of magnitude.

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  10. Foxing embrace ambition on one of the best albums of the year, Nearer My GodRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | Chicago Reader

    On Halloween night 2016, a truck pushing 50 miles an hour rammed into the tour van of Saint Louis emo upstarts Foxing . The band members were fine, but their vehicle was totaled.

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  11. Chicago's O'My's make soul music for TomorrowRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | Chicago Reader

    Singer-guitarist Maceo Haymes and singer-keyboardist Nick Hennessey are journeymen musicians whose work behind the scenes backing musicians onstage-they occasionally performed with Chance the Rapper during his ascent, and they continue to collaborate with him-have made their soul group, the O'My's , a crucial point connecting Chicago's hip-hop scene with young musicians who dabble in R&B, funk, jazz, and soul. Their new full-length, Tomorrow , shows how easily those worlds intersect.

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  12. Face-tatted Soundcould rapper Lil Xan is having a woozy momentRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | Chicago Reader

    In an era of emotionally vulnerable, face-tattooed Soundcloud rappers, Diego Leanos, aka Lil Xan, is currently leading the pack. On his first official album, this spring's Total Xanarchy , the 22-year-old bares his soul over hazy, woozy, vapor-wavy beats.

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  13. Chicagoans tell us what they're most looking forward toRead the original story w/Photo

    May 21, 2014 | Chicago Reader

    I'm most looking forward to cooking dishes with fresh squash and also to going back to school - I'm taking some science classes! - Lydia Fu, illustrator and organizer at the Foundation for Asian American Independent Media I've been listening to Lala Lala's upcoming album The Lamb . It makes me feel like I'm in my high school bedroom, putting on a thrift-store flannel before going out for the night.

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  14. River North barstaurant Good Measure marks the return of talented chef Matt TroostRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Sep 20 | Chicago Reader

    But I want trofie!," I pouted and figuratively stamped the floor when I saw there was no pasta on the menu at Good Measure, a tight new River North barstaurant from Sophie de Oliveira, a sibling in a Chicago cocktail family dynasty that includes her brother Daniel , spirits-brand manager about town, and sister Jacyara . Along with her is chef Matt Troost, who's mounting a comeback after stepping away a year and a half ago from West Town pasteria the Charlatan , which closed three months after his departure.

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  15. The Reeling Film Festival is back for its 36th year, this time...Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Sep 20 | Chicago Reader

    Queer film fans, rejoice. The Reeling Film Fest returns this Friday with 31 feature films and 19 short film programs.

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  16. Cider doughnut season is upon usRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Sep 20 | Chicago Reader

    I track the passage of summer through the things that make me happy at the farmers' market. First come strawberries, then garlic scapes, then tomatoes, then cherries and corn, and I celebrate them all initially with an idiotic little song-and-dance routine, and then with cakes and pestos and sandwiches and pies.

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  17. These Shining Lives tells the true story of the 'Radium Girls' of Ottawa, IllinoisRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Sep 20 | Chicago Reader

    Through 9/30: Thu-Sat 7:30 PM, Sun 2:30 PM, Piven Theatre Workshop, 927 Noyes St., Evanston, 312-469-0274, threecrowstheatre.com , $5-$25, pay what you can. Three Crows Theatre has made a name for itself performing plays based on true stories, and this one hits close to home.

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  18. Odessa tries to shed some light, but only ends up going in circlesRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Sep 20 | Chicago Reader

    Through 10/6: Thu-Sat 8 PM , Sun 3 PM, Mon 8 PM, Otherworld Theatre, 3914 N. Clark, therbp.org , $10-$20. The Right Brain Project presents the world premiere of Michaela Heidemann's comedy-thriller based on true accounts of shakedowns and other illegal activities in the labyrinthine catacombs beneath the titular Ukrainian city.

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  19. Nick and Zoe wallows in a young man's angst-and pride in...Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Sep 20 | Chicago Reader

    Through 9/29: Fri-Sat 8 PM, Mckaw Theater, 1429 W. Jarvis, 773-340-0140, thesideproject.net , $20, $15 in advance. There's no indication in the program as to precisely when Daniel Talbott started writing this hour-long two-hander, but the smart money is on whenever he discovered cunnulingus.

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  20. The Harvest Chicago Contemporary Dance Festival takes the pulse of the performing artsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Sep 20 | Chicago Reader

    When Melissa Mallinson and Nicole Gifford co-founded the Harvest Chicago Contemporary Dance Festival nine years ago, they were independent choreographers looking for opportunities to show their work in an increasingly dismal environment for the arts. "A number of festivals became defunct around the time of the recession of 2008-'09," recalls Mallinson.

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