Every year since the dawn of music journalism as we know it, critics huddle over their laptops scrolling through their painstakingly kept notes and scribbles, synthesizing the calendar year to tell us what works of art they liked in the past year (or rather, they tell us what we should have liked in the past year—since, after all, that’s their job). There...Read more
This week Chicago bids fare-thee-well to a stalwart friend of the arts community. Tony Sarabia, the voice and force of WBEZ’s Morning Shift and Radio M, is signing off and heading to the goaty wilds of Iowa.
Beyond his uncanny ability to be conversant and well-informed on the news subjects of the day, he demonstrated a fierce dedication to...Read more
So, every year I do the Letters to Santa charity thru the Chicago Sun-Times (and so should you!!). I get a few letters from kids asking for Barbies, trucks, cars, Hot Wheels, and the like. I make a harrowing run to Toys R Us or wherever, wrap them up, and send them away.
In 2008 (kind of a bad...Read more
Our fearless, nature-loving co-captain Rob Miller wrote a piece for National Park Foundation about what our national parks mean to him and why we strongly support them via our #AltCountryNotAltFacts campaign. When he's not at the office or at shows, he's in the woods.
Read it here.
THANK YOU to everyone who has helped us raise over $30,000 for non-partisan...Read more
As announced in Rolling Stone, Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter and longtime Bloodshot Records artist Robbie Fulks and Memphis rock-n-roll royalty Linda Gail Lewis (Jerry Lee's little sister!) recorded a collaborative album Wild! Wild! Wild! which will be released on August 10th, 2018. Recorded at Chicago's Reliable Recorders by Alex Hall (JD McPherson, Pokey LaFarge, The Cactus Blossoms) and produced by...Read more
From the desk of what’s left of Rob Miller:
Now that, a week later, our ears have stopped ringing, our cholesterol levels have moderated, and our livers are no longer tender to the touch, I wanted to post a quick note regarding our recent shenanigans at SXSW in Austin TX.
THANKS to everyone who attended, enabled, or otherwise contributed to...Read more