| Jun 11, 2013
| 9:41 AM
English neo-folk band Mumford & Sons have postponed three American concerts this week after their bassist, Ted Dwayne, was hospitalized on Monday with a blood clot in his brain. The Grammy-winning group, responsible for ubiquitous hits such as "I Will...
| Jun 12, 2013
| 2:42 PM
Many travel for business. Some travel for fun. Food people travel to eat. We asked our favorite eating enthusiasts the question "When you travel to eat, where do you go?" The delicious responses follow:
Chef Bill Kim owns Chicago restaurants Urban...
| Jun 18, 2013
| 5:05 AM
Grizzly Bear is a band we love to love, both for its rumpled Brooklyn pedigree and the spare, delicate and cerebral poetry of songs such as “Two Weeks” (the relative hit from 2009’s “Veckatimest”) or “Speaking in...
| Jun 26, 2013
| 6:48 AM
This year's American Music Festival, happening Labor Day weekend in Virginia Beach, will a feature a host of big bands including Daughtry, Barnenaked Ladies, Smash Mouth and Robert Randolph and the Family Band.
Festival performances take place on or...
| Aug 1, 2013
| 7:30 AM
On a recent afternoon Thebe Kgositsile, 19, wandered around his sparse central Hollywood apartment lugging a gallon of orange juice and thinking about the logo to his fledgling music imprint Tan Cressida.
A piano melody looped from a computer plugged...
| Aug 6, 2013
| 6:53 AM
Expanding Sound Check's focus away from Hampton Roads, I see excitement building over the Interlocken Music Festival which will bring Neil Young, Zac Brown and Widespread Panic to an historic farm south of Charlottesville.
The festival will take place...
| Sep 3, 2013
| 9:56 AM
PHILADELPHIA – Nearly two decades into his unparalleled rap career, Jay Z hasn’t abandoned his lofty ambitions.
In the last year, the hip-hop magnate (born Shawn Carter) jolted the album release model when he struck a multimillion-dollar...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 4:45 PM
Chicago-born author and environmentalist Sigurd F. Olson once wrote, "Wilderness to the people of America is a spiritual necessity, an antidote to the high pressure of modern life, a means of regaining serenity and equilibrium." For many of us, that...
| Sep 11, 2013
| 5:09 AM
Seeing J. Roddy Walston and the Business in concert always guarantees one thing: You'll leave much sweatier than you arrived.
Since arriving in Baltimore from Tennessee in 2004, the quartet's workmanlike reputation has been built on its raucous, give-...
| Apr 26, 2013
Sound Tribe Sector 9 bassist David Murphy says his band is at the peak of its career. The quintet, whose heavy touring schedule has earned it a cult following, has found a balance between work and play.
But from a hotel in Madison, Wis., the 37-year-old...
| May 21, 2013
| 6:46 PM
As you brace for Chicago's onslaught of summer music festivals, save room for a new addition: the Great Googa Mooga. Organized by Superfly Presents, the company behind the Bonnaroo and Outside Lands festivals, Googa Mooga focuses on food. At last year's...