Chicago’s chordless quartet’s self-titled album ‘Outset’ is a laudable debut not of what is possible down the road but what is achieved right out of the gate.
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Volcano Radar was formed back in 2012 when Chicago-based guitarist, composer, eductor and poet Julia Miller found musical chemistry with a multi-instrumentalist and composer from Uruguay, Elbio Barilari. Two very outward thinking musicians who came together from decidedly different backgrounds to exploit some common ground in the playground of experimental, noisy electro-jazz. Refutation of Time (2013) was the first productRead More
The jazz/hip-hop hybrid ‘In The Moment’ from drummer Makaya McCraven retains the energy and impulsiveness of the live performances within hypnotic looped and sampled grooves.
“The yearning to do more is completely validated by what came before.” Caroline Davis helps to make sure we know what came before.
Tautly performed and as contagious as the chicken pox, the Shadows of Knight’s “Someone Like Me” deserved a far better showing.
Here is the premiere of Chicago drummer/composer Charles Rumback’s title track from his upcoming quintet release ‘In The new Year’.
Guitarist Matt Gold and drummer Nate Friedman discuss Sun Speak’s endlessly intriguing blend of folk, jazz and experimental music.
Kit O’Toole, who writes a regular column for Something Else!, is a featured speaker at this weekend’s Fest for Beatles Fans in Chicago.
Ballister’s fifth release ‘Worse For The Wear’ proves that Chicago-style free jazz remains cutting-edge and uncompromising.
Emily White blends an expressive and earnest vocal quality with evocative and colorful lyrics.