Leor Galil

"One, two, three, four / Who's punk? I'm Leor." Third best pizza in Chicago. Ubiquitous pedestrian. Music writer for Chicago Reader, freelancer.

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Chicago DIY rocker Sean Neumann makes firecracker power-pop as Jupiter Styles
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Chicago DIY rocker Sean Neumann makes firecracker power-pop as Jupiter Styles
October, 18 2018
Mitski continues shows the shape of indie rock to come on Be the Cowboy
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Mitski continues shows the shape of indie rock to come on Be the Cowboy
October, 18 2018
Don’t let anyone tell you what Chicago rap is till they see Kweku Collins and Joseph Chilliams
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Don’t let anyone tell you what Chicago rap is till they see Kweku Collins and Joseph Chilliams
October, 18 2018
Rapper-singer Tobi Lou left Chicago to become one of its best new hopes
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Rapper-singer Tobi Lou left Chicago to become one of its best new hopes
October, 11 2018
Chicagoans Via Rosa and Na’el Shehade revel in all the queasy feelings of romantic love as Drama
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Chicagoans Via Rosa and Na’el Shehade revel in all the queasy feelings of romantic love as Drama
October, 11 2018
Indie-rock heroes Swearin’ regroup for Fall Into the Sun
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Indie-rock heroes Swearin’ regroup for Fall Into the Sun
October, 11 2018
Chicago rap futurists Air Credits find joy amid dystopian ruin
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Chicago rap futurists Air Credits find joy amid dystopian ruin
October, 4 2018
Philadelphia fivesome Restorations find better living through emo on LP5000
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Philadelphia fivesome Restorations find better living through emo on LP5000
October, 4 2018
Owen Ashworth imparts feelings about grief and loss on Advance Base’s Animal Companionship
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Owen Ashworth imparts feelings about grief and loss on Advance Base’s Animal Companionship
October, 4 2018
Sen Morimoto makes crowded songs all by himself
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Sen Morimoto makes crowded songs all by himself
October, 3 2018
SOB X RBE drop their second album of the year as they appear to fall apart
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SOB X RBE drop their second album of the year as they appear to fall apart
September, 27 2018
Chicago nightlife veteran Hiroko Yamamura headlines Smart Bar amid a big year
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Chicago nightlife veteran Hiroko Yamamura headlines Smart Bar amid a big year
September, 27 2018
Reunited Australian postpunk legends the Scientists play East Room as part of their first U.S. tour
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Reunited Australian postpunk legends the Scientists play East Room as part of their first U.S. tour
September, 27 2018
Chicago’s O’My’s make soul music for Tomorrow
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Chicago’s O’My’s make soul music for Tomorrow
September, 21 2018
BTS became America’s favorite K-Pop group this year
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BTS became America’s favorite K-Pop group this year
September, 21 2018
Foxing embrace ambition on one of the best albums of the year, Nearer My God
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Foxing embrace ambition on one of the best albums of the year, Nearer My God
September, 21 2018
MC50 reunion
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MC50 reunion
September, 19 2018
Roy Kinsey and Tasha  are dropping new albums
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Roy Kinsey and Tasha are dropping new albums
September, 19 2018
Grouper’s mystical ambience comes through clearer than before on Grid of Points
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Grouper’s mystical ambience comes through clearer than before on Grid of Points
September, 13 2018
Joey Purp and ZMoney are only getting better, to the benefit of Chicago
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Joey Purp and ZMoney are only getting better, to the benefit of Chicago
September, 13 2018
Serengeti says farewell to his colorful, unforgettable fictional character, Kenny Dennis
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Serengeti says farewell to his colorful, unforgettable fictional character, Kenny Dennis
September, 13 2018
Not even 2018 can stop Riot Fest
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Not even 2018 can stop Riot Fest
September, 12 2018
Incubus hated nu-metal before hating nu-metal was cool
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Incubus hated nu-metal before hating nu-metal was cool
September, 11 2018
How Atmosphere accidentally predicted Juice Wrld
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How Atmosphere accidentally predicted Juice Wrld
September, 11 2018
Chicago rock polymath Seth Engel continues making some of the best power-pop in town with Vivid Trace
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Chicago rock polymath Seth Engel continues making some of the best power-pop in town with Vivid Trace
September, 6 2018
Chicago emo rabble-rousers Regular Oatmeal get it together for this year’s Great Shout
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Chicago emo rabble-rousers Regular Oatmeal get it together for this year’s Great Shout
September, 6 2018
Cumulus finds a way up with downcast northwestern indie-rock
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Cumulus finds a way up with downcast northwestern indie-rock
September, 6 2018
What to see at the 2018 World Music Festival
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What to see at the 2018 World Music Festival
September, 4 2018
San Francisco soft-grunge outfit Culture Abuse just wants to have fun
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San Francisco soft-grunge outfit Culture Abuse just wants to have fun
August, 30 2018
Chicagoland’s favorite pop-punk misfits make a scene with Mania
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Chicagoland’s favorite pop-punk misfits make a scene with Mania
August, 30 2018
Donald Glover’s musical endeavors finally reflect his artistic power
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Donald Glover’s musical endeavors finally reflect his artistic power
August, 30 2018
Belgian DJ Charlotte De Whitte finds a spark in techno’s dark corners
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Belgian DJ Charlotte De Whitte finds a spark in techno’s dark corners
August, 24 2018
In its ninth year the North Coast Music Festival shows why it’s one of Chicago’s most vital
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In its ninth year the North Coast Music Festival shows why it’s one of Chicago’s most vital
August, 24 2018
Prolific Chicago indie-rocker Jason Balla expands his catalog with his new solo project, Accessory
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Prolific Chicago indie-rocker Jason Balla expands his catalog with his new solo project, Accessory
August, 24 2018
Andrew Smith throws Jungle Green’s homemade songs at a bigger wall—will they stick?
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Andrew Smith throws Jungle Green’s homemade songs at a bigger wall—will they stick?
August, 22 2018
Chicago rap legend Bump J relaunches his career with I Don’t Feel Rehabilitated
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Chicago rap legend Bump J relaunches his career with I Don’t Feel Rehabilitated
August, 16 2018
Shape-shifting postpunk band the Men find new paths to explore with this year’s Drift
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Shape-shifting postpunk band the Men find new paths to explore with this year’s Drift
August, 16 2018
David Bazan’s resurrected group Pedro the Lion makes its first big return to Chicago
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David Bazan’s resurrected group Pedro the Lion makes its first big return to Chicago
August, 16 2018
Chicago rockers Sonny Falls find hope amid tales of despair
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Chicago rockers Sonny Falls find hope amid tales of despair
August, 9 2018
Chicago prog-rock misfits McLuhan make a rare reunion performance
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Chicago prog-rock misfits McLuhan make a rare reunion performance
August, 9 2018
Lyrical Lemonade’s hip-hop empire expands with its debut outdoor music festival, Summer Smash
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Lyrical Lemonade’s hip-hop empire expands with its debut outdoor music festival, Summer Smash
August, 9 2018
Chicago rapper Queen Key is gonna need a bigger crown
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Chicago rapper Queen Key is gonna need a bigger crown
August, 8 2018
Rapper Rico Nasty sets a straight line for stardom on Nasty
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Rapper Rico Nasty sets a straight line for stardom on Nasty
August, 3 2018
Chicagoland native Josie Dunne makes music for Everywhere, U.S.A.
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Chicagoland native Josie Dunne makes music for Everywhere, U.S.A.
August, 3 2018
Dance alchemist Luke Vibert makes magic with the same tricks he’s used for decades
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Dance alchemist Luke Vibert makes magic with the same tricks he’s used for decades
August, 3 2018
Chicago’s Clearance make a new case for indie rock with At Your Leisure
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Chicago’s Clearance make a new case for indie rock with At Your Leisure
July, 26 2018
Femdot levels up his immersive storytelling on Delacreme 2
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Femdot levels up his immersive storytelling on Delacreme 2
July, 26 2018
Bedroom-pop wunderkind Cuco forges a new path for pop
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Bedroom-pop wunderkind Cuco forges a new path for pop
July, 26 2018
Young shoegaze maven Will Kraus expresses himself even more clearly on his second album, Path
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Young shoegaze maven Will Kraus expresses himself even more clearly on his second album, Path
July, 20 2018
Chicago singer-songwriter Gia Margaret gets cozy on There’s Always a Glimmer
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Chicago singer-songwriter Gia Margaret gets cozy on There’s Always a Glimmer
July, 20 2018
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