May 23, 2013
Twelve years after it folded, the Chicago label that helped birth ghetto house, juke, and footwork music makes a play for the new EDM crowd.
by Leor Galil
Music Feature, EDM, Gant-Man, Spin, David Quam, dance music, DJ Funk, DJ Slugo, electronic dance music, ghetto house, house music, juke, Duane Buford, Trax Records, Larry Sherman, Vince Lawrence, disco, Bright Star, footwork music, record labels, Dance Mania Records, Ray Barney, Victor Parris Mitchell, Paul Johnson, Traxman, Cornelius Ferguson, DJ Funk, Charles Chambers, Robert Armani, Michaelangelo Matos, Chicago Reader, books, history, raves, rave history, Midwest Raves, Daft Punk, Wax Master, Steve Mizek, Argot, Tasteful Nudes, Little White Earbuds, Barney's Records, Willie Barney, Barney's Swing Shop, record distribution, record stores, Jesse Saunders, Bradley University, Video
May 15, 2013
Reflecting on Tree's Cabrini-Green roots and rap career as he drops the next big local mixtape,
Sunday School II: When Church Lets Out.
by Leor Galil
Hip-Hop, Music, Tree, Sunday School II: When Church Lets Out, Sugar Ray Dinke, Cabrini Green Rap, Run-D.M.C., Tremaine Johnson, Cabrini-Green, Chief Keef, Back From The Dead, drill, Spin, Project Mayhem, Save Money, Tree Featuring The City, Video
News & Features,
Ben Joravsky on Politics,
Mar 26, 2013
Advocates fight for patients a year after Rahm shuttered mental health clinics across the city.
by Ben Joravsky
Ben Joravsky on Politics, mental health, spin, mental health clinics, clinics, Rahm Emanuel, City Council, Woodlawn, Beverly, Humboldt Park, Allan Scholom, school closing, N'Dana Carter, Mental Health Movement, Richard M. Daley, Richard J. Daley, Chicago Department of Public Health, Rogers Park, Logan Square, Auburn-Gresham, Morgan Park, Back of the Yards, insurance
Artist on Artist,
Mar 12, 2013
"For somebody who grew up on a healthy diet of five hours of TV a day, it’s just an interesting show."
by Miles Raymer
Artist on Artist, John Flansburgh, Adele, the Fall, Stephen Malkmus, Glee, Kalamazoo, Iowa City, Lansing, East Village, The New Yorker, The New York Times, MySpace, GarageBand, John Linnell, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, Pyramid Club, Mick Jagger, They Might Be Giants, Canada, Grimes, I've Got a Match, They'll Need a Crane, Nanobots, Idlewild, Megaforce, Abraham Levitan, Yale Whiffenpoof, Baby Teeth, The Last Waltz, Shame That Tune, Brian Costello, Hideout, Piano Power, Barbara Bush, Lebanon, Lindsay Lohan, Public Enemy, Flavor Flav, Australia, Flavor Flav, New Kids on the Block, Fear of a Black Planet, John Linnell, The S1Ws, New York City, Eric "Vietnam" Sadler, Bomb Squad, Apollo 18, Milli Vanilli, East Village, Mary Boone, Tony Shafrazi, Steve Buscemi, CBGB, Danceteria, Violent Femmes, R.E.M., 10,000 Maniacs, Replacements, Husker Du, Our Band Could Be Your Life, the Polyphonic Spree, Spin, Louisville, Kentucky, Almost Famous, Kim's Video, Car and Driver, Newsweek, Rolling Stone, No Regrets, Eartha Kitt, Jonathan Coulton, Midnight Train to Georgia, the Vic
Dec 5, 2012
Chief Keef's probation hearings, the Wednesday-morning shooting at Logan Square's Ultra Lounge, and White/Light's upcoming performance with Kim Gordon
by Leor Galil
Shots Fired, The Internet, Music, Chief Keef, Pitchfork, Finally Rich, Spin, Sonic Youth, Kim Gordon, Face the Strange, Ultra Lounge, MP Shows
Dec 2, 2011
Spin says there's a new hip-hop underground shaking things up; it doesn't mention Chicago rapper Kembe X, but it should have.
Aug 17, 2011
The young Tupac fan behind a nation-shaking protest anthem
Mar 16, 2011
Brian Springer's family searches for an anarchist diary and buried treasure on their Missouri farm in his documentary "The Disappointment: Or, the Force of Credulity," screening Thursday 3/17 at the Gene Siskel Film Center.
by Ed M. Koziarski
Film, Brian Springer, disappointment, force of credulity, Ohio, Missouri, gold, silver, Spanish, buried, treasure, dig, artifact, Civil War, anarchist, Kate Austin, spin, Bill Clinton, George Bush, Pat Robertson, documentary, satellite, Video
Performing Arts Review,
May 6, 2010
The alienation device that works all too well undermines
Apr 23, 2010
Theater Wit (1229 W. Belmont) is offering two weeks of free performances of Penny Penniston's new comedy,
by Sam Worley
Onstage, Free Shit, Other Stuff, Performing Arts, Arts, Apropos of Nothing, Swag, Spin, Penny Penniston, Theater Wit, comedy, free performance, theater
Lit & Lectures,
Nov 10, 2005
Two rock writers wade neck-deep into a favorite album.
by Bob Mehr
Book Review, Continuum Books', 33 1/3 series, books, 33 1/3 books, Elvis Costello, R.E.M., Murmur, J. Niimi, Armed Forces, Franklin Bruno, WHPK, Village Voice, Salon, Spin, Chicago Reader, music criticism