Articles on Music


Crain’s Chicago Business
How Bloodshot Records has lasted so long

Pioneer Press
Almost famous: The story of the Vertebrats’ “Left in the Dark”
When the Who came to town: Concertgoers recall the Who’s shows on June 15, 1967, at the Cellar in Arlington Heights and July 31, 1968, at the New Place between Cary and Crystal Lake.
Wilco (The Hubcap)
Interviews: Mekons / Richard Thompson / DJ Clark Weber / Bettye LaVette / Grace Slick / Wanda Jackson / Colin Blunstone of the Zombies / Eleventh Dream Day / Robbie Fulks / Tony Bennett

Listen magazine
Classical mania
Classical music in Chicago

Chicago Reader
Best Chicago Albums of the 2010s: Scroll down for my write-up about Gone Away Backward by Robbie Fulks. And here’s my top 10 ballot.
Daytrotter takes some of its favorite bands to the far reaches of the Midwest
A CD series collects Illinois music from the past century

Daily Southtown
Buddy Guy Q&A
Concert reviews: Adele / Nick Cave / Cat Power / Tom Waits

Signal to Noise magazine
Baby Dee profile
Chicago drone music

Punk Planet
Frida Hyvönen Q&A
My Brightest Diamond Q&A

WBEZ Chicago Public Radio (with audio)
The National Barn Dance
The life and music of Jay Bennett
The Singleman Affair
Vertebrats song lives on
World music at the 1893 World’s Fair

Wondering Sound Gonerfest 2014: Review

Newcity Concert previews: Ty Segall / Steve Dawson’s Funeral Bonsai Wedding

Record reviews for Signal to Noise magazine, Pioneer Press, and Playlist

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