Top 5 Albums By Chicago Artists
Damon Locks & Black Monument Ensemble
Sons of the Never Wrong
“At the Bottom of a Canyon in the Branches of a Tree”
“Mouthful of Glass”
Circuit des Yeux
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.