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This week's issue also has Peter Margasak's profile of CSO composer in residence Anna Clyne and her unlikely journey from a not especially music-driven youth to having her work conducted by Riccardo Muti at age 31. This week's In Rotation features picks by Reader music editor Philip Montoro, Forced Into Femininity's Jail Flanagan, and composer Charles Joseph Smith. The latest Gossip Wolf has the dish on a new band, an old band breaking up, a new concert series, and a new collection of "sloppily fuzzed-out punk." A new Secret History of Chicago music introduces us to proto-alt-rockers HA. The latest Soundboard picks include A-Trak, the Jacob Garchik Trio, Goatwhore, the Swan King, and the Heartless Bastards, plus we've got a guide to the 52nd University of Chicago Folk Festival.