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  • How Jason Narducy got reinspired, with a little help from his A-list friends

    How Jason Narducy got reinspired, with a little help from his A-list friends
    Jason Narducy once played in an Evanston band with a bunch of pre-teen friends that directly inspired a 13-year-old Dave Grohl. Later he cofounded Verbow and made a major-label album with Bob Mould as producer. But a decade ago, he began to explore other options outside of music. He and his wife had a family in Evanston and opened a painting business.
  • A sleepless tradition of music, comedy serves needy

    A sleepless tradition of music, comedy serves needy
    For the last 12 Years, Heather Whinna, Steve Albini and a few friends — including Jeff Tweedy, Fred Armisen and Second City alumni — have devoted part of their Christmas Day playing Santa Claus in some of Chicago's most destitute...

    Holiday lights, carol singers and other things that I like

     Holiday lights, carol singers and other things that I like
    Every now and then I make a list of things I've liked lately. Here's one for the end of another fleeting year. 1. Holiday lights This is the season when gaudy passes for beautiful, and nothing's more delightfully gaudy than a spectacle of holiday...

    Lydia Loveless turns frustration into songwriting gold

    Lydia Loveless turns frustration into songwriting gold
    The most difficult album to make just might be the one where the artist knows people will be paying attention. After one obscure release and a second album that brought her a wave of acclaim, Lydia Loveless met the challenge earlier this year on her third...

    Reflecting on Patti Smith, winner of the 2014 Tribune Literary Prize

    Reflecting on Patti Smith, winner of the 2014 Tribune Literary Prize
    It was 1975 and I was a college freshman when Patti Smith's first album, "Horses," arrived in a Milwaukee record store. I didn't know anything about her music, hadn't heard a note. But that album cover was enough to stop traffic. It intrigued, haunted...