| Mar 19, 2014
| 10:10 AM
Last night, Arcade Fire hit Bridgeport on their Reflektor Tour, playing to a crowd of fancily dressed and costumed fans at the Webster Bank Arena. The band requested the dress-code for the entire arena tour, and a free photo booth was set up to capture...
| Feb 18, 2015
| 8:45 AM
Dan Deacon first heard the term “stress addiction” a few years ago, and the Baltimore-based experimental-pop artist wondered aloud if it applied to his own life. Nearby, the former Ponytail drummer Jeremy Hyman looked back in disbelief....
| Feb 17, 2015
| 5:00 AM
Success has been rough for Dan Reynolds of Imagine Dragons, the Las Vegas-based rock band that sold over 2 million copies of its 2012 debut, "Night Visions," thanks to inescapable hits such as "It's Time" and "Radioactive." A dubstep-dipped welcome to a...
| Feb 16, 2015
| 10:10 AM
Be on guard, high school theater productions, minor league baseball games and any other location with a microphone and an audience: Kanye West is going to find his way onto your stage.
West was the willing and good-humored target of some ribbing...
| Feb 13, 2015
| 7:00 AM
It's been nearly four years since "Ceremonials," Florence + the Machine's last album of regal, big-voiced pop. Now the project led by singer Florence Welch finally has finished a follow-up.
Her new LP, "How Big How Blue How Beautiful," is due out June 2...
| Feb 8, 2015
| 3:40 PM
St. Vincent has won the 2015 Grammy for alternative music album.
It’s the first Grammy win for the project, an alias of the Texas-born singer-songwriter Annie Clark. She first came to prominence in the mid-2000s as a member of the Polyphonic Spree...
| Dec 5, 2014
| 7:00 PM
Sam Smith, Beyonce and Ed Sheeran joined a few surprise nominees for album of year at the 2015 Grammy Awards.
Beck’s “Morning Phase” and Pharrell’s “Girl" rounded out the selections for the Grammys’ top category,...
| Jan 15, 2015
| 9:00 AM
Can you believe 2015 will bring new albums from Kanye, Adele, Kendrick Lamar and Chance the Rapper?
Well, don’t believe it yet, since those expected albums don’t have release dates at the moment.
Of the records that do have confirmed release...
| Dec 31, 2014
| 2:13 PM
As we roll into a new concert season, here are my favorite shows from 2014:
1. DJ Spinn, July 19 at the Pitchfork Music Festival in Union Park: Only two months earlier, DJ Spinn's friend and fellow footwork pioneer DJ Rashad was found dead at age 34...
| Dec 5, 2014
| 8:57 AM
The diva sat at the conference table, pen in hand, taking notes and occasionally offering comments on administrative matters and programming ideas. Twelve hours earlier, she'd been elsewhere in the building: on the stage singing one of her signature roles...
| Nov 19, 2014
| 9:43 AM
Grammy-winning singer and judge on NBC’s “The Voice” Usher made time for clubbing and culture while in Chicago for his show Monday at the United Center. Here’s that celeb sighting and many more:
- Usher checked out the David...