Los Luchadores Por El Barrio, a group of artists of color, passed around calling cards to businesses in an effort to open up dialogue about gentrification and cultural appropriation. Getting kicked out and sworn at isn’t what they had in mind.
By Brian Martin on December 17, 2015
Thanks to funds from the Pritzker Traubert Family Foundation, the Noble Network of Charter Schools will be extending up to 80 Pritzker Access Scholarships to undocumented graduating seniors who are college-bound and qualify for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival. Each eligible student will be receiving up to 12,000 towards higher education, which, according to Aidé Acosta, […]
If we are to speak about 9/11 in terms of ‘on our soil,’ we must acknowledge the violence that happens/has happened every day and those directly affected by it.
Rodrigo Amarante’s album, Cavalo, is slow and beautiful, an unintentional dedication to passed loved ones and anyone who’s ever sung lonely to themselves.
Toni Molina gives us 11 minutes in a garage to get over the frills and politics of punk.
By Brian Martin on March 4, 2014
A dreamscape longing for more space, Cursing the Sea’s dancing tracks deserve a listen as much as they do a sophomore effort.
Fine Day’s debut LP Things Get Better sets the mood a la Prom Night film — but does that have to be a bad thing?
Combined with their fantastic cooking, Lago’s is as close as Chicago can get to the nightly carnivals I experienced in La Paz and Tijuana.
By Brian Martin on March 4, 2013
The third album by Matt Lajoie’s Herbcraft creates even deeper, heavier sounds than its predecessors — but is that its undoing?
Plan to pen the next Great American Novel? Need to channel the spirits of Hemingway or Fitzgerald and don’t have enough smelling salts, absinthe and a heater? Just want a great cup of coffe that goes beyond what can fit into a cup? Try The Bourgeois Pig Cafe.
GRMLN’s new EP Explore shows promise with addictive hooks and dreamy melodies, but where will it go from there?