Jessica Hopper is a freelance music writer whose work appears regularly with the Chicago Tribune, Chicago Reader, This American Life, and her iTunes podcast Hit It or Quit It.
Though she is currently a Chicago resident, Hopper grew up in the Twin Cities and the local music scene played a h ... More >>
Photo by Marianne WilliamsL.A. songwriter Emily Lacy likes to take chances with her performances -- recently she's been setting up tents at museums and playing inside them, and this weekend she'll take it a step further by playing intimate shows in four- and five-minute bursts inside an igloo on ... More >>
Boss Hog circa 1993Influential local noise rock label Amphetamine Reptile Records (also known as AmRep) is coming up on a milestone: "25 years ago AmRep released it's first 7"," the label proclaimed yesterday (which, according to their discography page, was a Halo of Flies 7" in 1986). To celebra ... More >>