Bob Chiarito

Rock trailblazers Cherie Currie (The Runaways) and Brie Darling (Fanny) on their joint album, tour and tales from the wild, wild ’70s

The iconic members of 1970s rock groups The Runaways and Fanny have just released their first album together - here's why they're so important

Patti Smith reveals stunning new photobook – and stands up for youth on-the-march – at Chicago event

Patti Smith has teamed up with her long-time friend and legendary rock photographer Lynn Goldsmith to release Before Easter After, a limited edition book featuring many...

After 15 years in the game, Chicago’s Riot Fest continues to champion the pioneers of alternative music

Originally marketed as a punk-rock fest in a scattering of indoor venues, Riot Fest has ventured outside for the last seven years – but...

This man has mashed classic rock with mid-century art and the result is pretty cool

Five years ago, screenwriter Todd Alcott’s wife took a picture of their cats and the hair on the back of his neck was raised. It...

Austin musician Jon Dee Graham vows to perform tonight just days after cardiac arrest

Days after suffering a cardiac arrest following a set at a Chicago music festival, Austin musician Jon Dee Graham is now back home recovering —...

“He is both shrewd and smart and stupid” – journalist Jim DeRogatis on his explosive new R Kelly book

Jim DeRogatis has written seven books, including one which is considered to be the best biography of the legendary rock critic, his idol, Lester...

GRLwood make blistering “scream-pop” to fuck the status quo to

GRLwood make “scream pop”. It's a genre the Kentucky duo are coining and combines dreamy pop with enraged shrieks, with songs that are both...

Chicago’s Riot Fest 2018: Beck and Gary Numan teamed up, Weezer saved the day and punk gets shy

Riot Fest, the three-day Chicago-based music fest that was once marketed as a punk-rock alternative to more mainstream Lollapalooza, wrapped up on Sunday. While...
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