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Voice of Addiction

Voice of Addiction

Event Reviews

As part of Chicago’s Wrecking Ball Punk Festival, Voice of Addiction stood out in a sea of genre-defying punk rock. Chris Catania was wooed by their rowdy rhythms.

Gayngs

Event Reviews

A recent Gayngs concert in Chicago swept Chris Catania up in its euphoric blurring of musical lines.

Beats Antique

Event Reviews

Beats Antique brought a little bit of mystical gypsy jazz fusion to Chicago. Chris Catania found himself lost in the glorious world of belly dancing and twirling bodies.

Tim Fite

Event Reviews

Tim Fite demonstrates to a Chicago crowd that a spoonful of sugar really does help the medicine go down.

Beach House

Event Reviews

Beach House lull a sold-out Chicago crowd into a pleasurable trance before sending them home to conjugate their shared ecstasy.

Polysics

Event Reviews

Polysics pick up where Devo left off, only they do it a whole lot weirder.

Brother Ali

Event Reviews

Brother Ali raps more gratitude than attitude, sending a refreshing surge of celebration through Chicago’s Metro.

Wilco

Event Reviews

Wilco wraps up a marathon North American tour at home in Chicago with the usual mix of musical precision, chemistry, and warmth.

Miike Snow

Event Reviews

Miike Snow treats Chicago fans, including our own Chris Catania , to an early Halloween show.

Pitchfork Music Festival 2009

Event Reviews

For its fourth year the Pitchfork Music Festival proves to Chris Catania, and about 20,000 fans, that it can deliver the goods as well as the big guys.

Rock The Bells

Event Reviews

Rock the Bells kicked off its 2009 hip-hop festival tour in Chicago – just two days after Michael Jackson’s sudden death. Chris Catania took in this year’s finest while ruminating on the psychology of a crowd in mourning.

M. Ward

Event Reviews

M. Ward suspends time and lifts Chicago, and Chris Catania , up in the warm embrace of his timeless music.

Lady Sovereign

Event Reviews

Lady Sovereign may have matured since parting ways with Def Jam records, but she recently proved to both Chicago and our own Chris Catania that she’s still the “biggest midget in the game.”

Atmosphere

Event Reviews

DJ Anthony Davis and Sean Daley bring a golden carnival of Atmosphere to Chicago.

Hideout Block Party 2008

Event Reviews

Chris Catania makes it through a weekend of punk, rock, hip hop, sweat, and garbage cans without having his head mistaken for a hi-hat.

Pitchfork Music Festival

Event Reviews

Despite being sunkissed by Spiritualized and bum rushed by Public Enemy , Chris Catania is distinctly underwhelmed by this year’s Pitchfork Festival.

The Kooks

Event Reviews

At the Kooks’ Chicago tour stop, Chris Catania sees that there may indeed be something wrong with a lil’ (too much) bump n’ grind.

Summer Camp 2008

Event Reviews

Chris Catania gets a raucous introduction to the summer camp experience, by way of Wayne Coyne’s glorious teeth.

Megadeth

Event Reviews

Dave Mustaine and his once trailblazing Megadeth seem to be facing the quandary of many “classic” acts, an audience that wants you frozen in time and the creeping realization that your best songs are behind you. Nostalgia may sell, but Chris Catania ain’t buying.

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Features

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Basket Case

Basket Case

Screen Reviews

Frank Henenlotter’s gory grindhouse classic Basket Case looks as grimy as the streets of Times Square, and that is one of the film’s greatest assets. Arrow Video gives this unlikely candidate a welcome fresh release.

Jimmy Failla

Jimmy Failla

Event Reviews

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Lonnie Walker

Lonnie Walker

Features

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Los Lobos

Los Lobos

Event Reviews

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Always… Patsy Cline

Always… Patsy Cline

Archikulture Digest

Carl F. Gauze reviews the not-quite one-woman show, Always… Patsy Cline, based on the true story of Cline’s friendship with Louise Seger, who met the star in l961 and corresponded with Cline until her death.

Lorraine of the Lions

Lorraine of the Lions

Screen Reviews

A lady Tarzan and her gorilla have a rough time adapting to high society in Lorraine of the Lions (1925), one of four silent films on Accidentally Preserved: Volume 5, unleashed by Ben Model and Undercrank Productions, with musical scores by Jon C. Mirsalis.