| 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 1, 2013
| 7:15 PM
Lollapalooza will put 60,000 single-day tickets on sale Wednesday at 10 a.m. central for the festival Aug. 2-4 in Grant Park. The only question remaining is how fast they’ll sell out.
The festival’s entire lineup leaked weeks early last...
| 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...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 10:30 AM
IFC has teamed up with Jack Black and Kyle Gass, also known as comedy rock duo Tenacious D, to promote their Los Angeles-based comedy music fest.
Put together by Black and Gass, Festival Supreme is a comedy music festival at the Santa Monica Pier that...
| Jun 3, 2013
| 10:43 AM
Guitarist Tim Palmieri (Kung Fu), drummer Bill Carbone (Max Creek) and organist Beau Sasser (Alan Evans Trio) have played together in various musical configurations together over the years. But so far, only one of those projects will bring all three...
| Jul 9, 2013
| 7:15 AM
The Stepkids are currently the biggest thing to come out of Bridgeport. And now they're playing a hometown show. For free. On McLevy Green. They just played huge festivals like Electric Forest in Michigan, Bonnaroo in Tennesee and they're about to play...