Rob Underwood


Graney turns a cerebral classic into a hallucinatory horror

Büchner’s play Woyzeck has become a classic commentary on the dehumanizing effects of military culture and sexual repression.


May 17, 2011

Moon Duo creates a sonic jungle of sound with Mazes

Moon Duo falls somewhere in between giddy psychedelic pop and the expansive tone of post-rock and drone.


April 1, 2011

Art Institute brings tapestry into the 21st century

June Wayne’s expertise in color organization and expression of singularly captivating images imbues her exhibition with a relaxing beauty which is often difficult to capture.


November 9, 2010

On the scene this week: Who's playing where

Rob Underwood shows us what Chicago bands are playing around town this week.


November 5, 2010

Chicago music: A brief guide to the city's scene

A smidgen of what Chicago has to offer


October 19, 2010

"Howl" tenderly revisits Ginsberg's life, work

The ambiguous and chaotic relationship Ginsberg had with his work shines through with complexity and drama for the majority of the film.


October 5, 2010

University Orchestra shows off its Lisztomania

Pianist Chen steals the spotlight with outstanding performance


April 27, 2010

Symposium probes Chicago’s poetic tradition

Speakers discuss local roots of poetic arts


April 20, 2010

Court invites audience into Kushner's Illusion

Nothing is as it seems in Kushner's comedic take on Corneille


April 2, 2010

Flat performances mar Menendian’s updated Gabler

While Raven Theatre's modern setting and handful of excellent performances elevate Hedda Gabler above cloying melodrama, the poor turns by the two leads ultimately sink this ambitious adaptation.


May 12, 2009