Gozamos podcast: a conversation with local artists Yvette Mayorga, Ricardo “Naco” Gonzalez, and Joseph Josue Mora, on their group exhibition, Brown Profile.
By Ilene Palacios on March 15, 2016
“Dedicated to Fairness and Justice”: After over 14 years of working as a public defender, Rosa Silva running for a judicial position in order to help make the legal system more accessible and accountable to everyday people
This Friday, local music artist, Lester Rey, will be premiering a new music video for “Andar,” a track off his latest EP. Along with a talented and exciting group of musicians, he will be headlining the event after other local acts. The premiere party will take place at Citalin Gallery in Pilsen at 7pm.
Formed in 2009, alt/ambient rockers Miss Garrison has been making rounds at festivals in South American and Europe and recording two albums and an EP outside of their home base in Chile. They are in the process of mixing a new album Al Sol De Noche, which will be released within the next few months. Their sound, which has […]
By Ilene Palacios on December 17, 2015
Poet Fatimah Asghar discusses some of her most recent and prolific work. The release of her first chapbook and an exhibition of her nude photo series will take place at Cultura in Pilsen this Saturday, December 19th.
By Ilene Palacios on December 11, 2015
Mijente is a new national organization that aims to fill in the gaps in advocacy, inclusion, political and social power, solidarity and leadership that are currently lacking within the large, diverse group we call Latinxs. Its inaugural conference will take place December 12 and 13 at Instituto del Progreso Latino in Chicago.
By Ilene Palacios on December 4, 2015
Enter to win a pair of tickets to Sones de México Ensemble’s performance of a live score of “¡Que viva México!”.
Listen to FREE ‘music with a jazz and urban flair’ at the National Museum of Mexican Art, tonight from 7-10pm!
By Ilene Palacios on December 3, 2015
The Jazz Series happens in spaces in Pilsen featuring local up and coming musicians who play music with a jazz and urban flair. For each show, a visual artist will take over the space with a solo exhibition, and musicians will grace your ears.
By Ilene Palacios on December 2, 2015
A couple of days ago, Black Girl Dangerous posted an open letter to “Aziz Ansari and other anti-black people of color,” in which the author states that Ansari and his co-writer(s) espoused anti-black rhetoric in a scene of the “Indians in America” episode of his Netflix show Master of None. I finally watched this episode last night, and while I agree […]
If all people lost the ability to remember anything beyond a day, a few hours, or sometimes even a few minutes, what would humanity look like? Without memory, what is the nature of love and relationships, of learning and growing, of pain and trauma? These are questions that are explored in Claire Carré’s first feature film, Embers, a Chicago International Film Festival […]
By Ilene Palacios on October 27, 2015
Boogarins’ debut album, As Plantas Que Curam, was a home recording created in the houses of Fernando “Dino” Almeida and Benke Ferraz’s parents in Goiânia, Brazil. It gained the young band fame around São Paulo and, through constant touring and festival performances, Boogarins gained a following as a favorite in the re-emerging psychedelic rock scene. Manual, Boogarins’ sophomore LP, was an […]
By Ilene Palacios on October 20, 2015
Neon Indian’s new album, VEGA INTL. Night School, marries his signature lo-fi sound with complexly constructed tracks that chillwave dreams are made of.