The most ferociously gifted member of the Canadian-American clan, and getting even better based on her recent and extraordinary album, “Goodnight City.”
Taking a break from his career as a mainstream film music composer, the sardonic singer-songwriter’s new album “Dark Matter” is his most overtly political in ages.
October 18 and 19
Brothers Brian and Michael D’Addario expertly and unironically channel the ecstatic sound of seventies pop, with a gloss of pomo androgyny.
BILL MACKAY & RYLEY WALKER
The adventurous guitar duo—whose influences range from the regional to the global—tour their ravishing new album, “SpiderBeetleBee.”
BLUE RIBBON GLEE CLUB
Chicago’s longest-running punk a capella group (we’re not sure there’s a second-longest) hits the decade mark, and the anniversary gig should be accordingly apocalyptic.
Robert Rodi is an author, spoken-word performer and musician who has served as Newcity’s Music Editor since 2014. He’s written more than a dozen books, including the travel memoir “Seven Seasons In Siena.” His jazz quintet recently completed a two-year residency at Uncommon Ground, and he regularly hosts a jazz singers’ jam at Lizard’s Liquid Lounge. His literary and music criticism has appeared in the Los Angeles Times, the Chicago Tribune, Salon, The Huffington Post and many other national and regional publications.