The Radiohead frontman showcases his idiosyncratic, often visionary solo work, accompanied by experimental cellist Oliver Coates.
BIRDS OF CHICAGO
Former locals JT Nero and Allison Russell return with the wind of their 2018 folk-rock masterpiece “Love In Wartime” billowing their sails.
No one better to go valedictory on 2018 than our homegirl poet-slash-rapper, whose ravishing album “Room 25” was one of the year’s highlights.
The adventurous Chicago drummer-percussionist teams with double-bass legend Tatsu Aoki; the next night with trio Mako Sica.
After a memorable Lolla gig; the rapper returns with his “Wish You Were Here” tour—whose name might apply to the guest stars on his acclaimed “Astroworld” album. But he’s well worth seeing on his own.
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.