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  • AACM's spirit endures in underground rock

    AACM's spirit endures in underground rock
    It was a sultry, starlit night at the Chicago Jazz Festival in 1988 and one of the leading lights of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians was following cool-jazz avatar Stan Getz in the headlining slot: the Art Ensemble of Chicago.
  • Slint's David Pajo recovering after reported suicide attempt

    Slint's David Pajo recovering after reported suicide attempt
    David Pajo, a well-respected guitarist who cofounded the band Slint, was recovering Friday after what is believed to have been a suicide attempt. Various sources reported that Pajo left a note on his personal blog Thursday night that indicated an...

    Seasonal songs from TV shows we'd like to hear, or maybe not

    Seasonal songs from TV shows we'd like to hear, or maybe not
    TV shows, while not typically known for their contributions to music, often rejoice in the sounds of the season. Last month, PBS' period drama "Downton Abbey" released a Christmas album featuring selections from cast members that included Charles...

    2015 celeb-spotting preview: Look to the new

    2015 celeb-spotting preview: Look to the new
    Famous people will visit Chicago in 2015. I know it’s not as bold of a prediction as some of the ones you’re used to reading around this time of year, but I figured I’d remind you why you should note some of the new (or remodeled)...

    Jazz picks: Miguel Zenon, Pharoah Sanders and more

    Jazz picks: Miguel Zenon, Pharoah Sanders and more
    A selection of jazz and jazz-adjacent shows coming this weekend. Ross Hammond and Jeff Parker at Battery Books Though guitarist Ross Hammond is based in Sacramento, he deserves honorary local status in his many collaborations with fixtures on the L.A....