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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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
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
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
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 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
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
Budding Atlanta rapper Lil Baby figures it out as he goes along on Harder Than Ever
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Budding Atlanta rapper Lil Baby figures it out as he goes along on Harder Than Ever
July, 20 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
The Reader’s guide to the 2018 Pitchfork Music Festival
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The Reader’s guide to the 2018 Pitchfork Music Festival
July, 17 2018
From basement shows to Pitchfork stages
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From basement shows to Pitchfork stages
July, 17 2018
Open Mike Eagle teaches the Pitchfork crowd about Chicago public housing
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Open Mike Eagle teaches the Pitchfork crowd about Chicago public housing
July, 17 2018
Chicago rap group Hurt Everybody reunites as its members build bright solo careers
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Chicago rap group Hurt Everybody reunites as its members build bright solo careers
July, 12 2018
Iconic Trombonist Willie Colón brings his Nuyorican sounds to Millennium Park
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Iconic Trombonist Willie Colón brings his Nuyorican sounds to Millennium Park
July, 12 2018
Chicago DJ and producer Fess Grandiose shows why he’s a beat-scene leader with Front Room Methodology
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Chicago DJ and producer Fess Grandiose shows why he’s a beat-scene leader with Front Room Methodology
July, 12 2018
Chicago label Still Music rescues decades of house history from a south-side storage locker
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Chicago label Still Music rescues decades of house history from a south-side storage locker
July, 5 2018
ASAP Ferg shows he’s the real boss in ASAP Mob
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ASAP Ferg shows he’s the real boss in ASAP Mob
July, 5 2018
Chicago rapper Matt Muse grows the way he wants to with Nappy Talk
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Chicago rapper Matt Muse grows the way he wants to with Nappy Talk
July, 5 2018
Chicago DIY doom champions Bongripper stay their slow course on Terminal
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Chicago DIY doom champions Bongripper stay their slow course on Terminal
July, 5 2018
Fabled D.C. gospel yeh-yeh band the Make-Up play a couple rare reunion shows
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Fabled D.C. gospel yeh-yeh band the Make-Up play a couple rare reunion shows
June, 29 2018
In our time of great division, Odie makes music for everyone
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In our time of great division, Odie makes music for everyone
June, 29 2018
Peerless pop wonder Janelle Monae is more human than human on Dirty Computer
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Peerless pop wonder Janelle Monae is more human than human on Dirty Computer
June, 29 2018
Alexa Viscius of Bunny on a bass-playing hero who makes perfect posters
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Alexa Viscius of Bunny on a bass-playing hero who makes perfect posters
June, 27 2018
Houston proto-metal misfits Josefus make a rare trip to Chicago
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Houston proto-metal misfits Josefus make a rare trip to Chicago
June, 21 2018
Emo granddaddy Jeremy Enigk revisits his orchestral-pop solo debut, Return of the Frog Queen
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Emo granddaddy Jeremy Enigk revisits his orchestral-pop solo debut, Return of the Frog Queen
June, 21 2018
Zither maestro Laraaji continues exploring musical paths no one else can see
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Zither maestro Laraaji continues exploring musical paths no one else can see
June, 21 2018
Groundbreaking Chicago house artist Steve “Silk” Hurley headlines a special Friday version of Queen at Metro
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Groundbreaking Chicago house artist Steve “Silk” Hurley headlines a special Friday version of Queen at Metro
June, 15 2018
New Jersey posthardcore giants Thursday revisit the two albums that made them legends
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New Jersey posthardcore giants Thursday revisit the two albums that made them legends
June, 15 2018
Mamby on the Beach presents a human mixtape of longtime favorite artists and rising talent
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Mamby on the Beach presents a human mixtape of longtime favorite artists and rising talent
June, 15 2018
Chicago rapper Roy Kinsey proves his storytelling is as strong as his voice on Blackie
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Chicago rapper Roy Kinsey proves his storytelling is as strong as his voice on Blackie
June, 7 2018
Chicago trio Retirement Party blend emo and pop-punk to score their early adulthood
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Chicago trio Retirement Party blend emo and pop-punk to score their early adulthood
June, 7 2018
Boston rapper-producer Pink Navel aims for cuteness on Born on the Stairs
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Boston rapper-producer Pink Navel aims for cuteness on Born on the Stairs
June, 7 2018
Seattle hip-hop duo Shabazz Palaces create their own norms on their two Quazarz albums
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Seattle hip-hop duo Shabazz Palaces create their own norms on their two Quazarz albums
May, 3 2018
Chicago MC HeffyRaps finesses his sound at just the right moment on the EP Dead by V-Day
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Chicago MC HeffyRaps finesses his sound at just the right moment on the EP Dead by V-Day
May, 3 2018
As Rival Consoles, London electronic producer Ryan Lee West explores subtlety
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As Rival Consoles, London electronic producer Ryan Lee West explores subtlety
May, 3 2018
On her EP Cool, Chimeka shows she knows Chicago hip-hop as well as anyone
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On her EP Cool, Chimeka shows she knows Chicago hip-hop as well as anyone
April, 27 2018
As the Messthetics, two D.C. punk legends and a mystical guitarist break genre barriers
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As the Messthetics, two D.C. punk legends and a mystical guitarist break genre barriers
April, 27 2018
As Wicca Phase Springs Eternal, Adam McIlwee threads together emo, trap beats, and occultism
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As Wicca Phase Springs Eternal, Adam McIlwee threads together emo, trap beats, and occultism
April, 27 2018
Chicago psych band Post Animal soak up rock’s stylistic history on their debut album
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Chicago psych band Post Animal soak up rock’s stylistic history on their debut album
April, 20 2018
Chicago rockers Peel breathe new life into old sounds on Never Not Dead
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Chicago rockers Peel breathe new life into old sounds on Never Not Dead
April, 20 2018
American Pleasure Club changed their name but left their heart-wrenching indie-rock intact
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American Pleasure Club changed their name but left their heart-wrenching indie-rock intact
April, 20 2018
Jared Brown of Central Air Radio on life-changing punk black women
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Jared Brown of Central Air Radio on life-changing punk black women
April, 17 2018
Yamantaka//Sonic Titan deftly blend East Asian theatrics with outre rock for their dramatic album Dirt
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Yamantaka//Sonic Titan deftly blend East Asian theatrics with outre rock for their dramatic album Dirt
April, 12 2018
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