| May 27, 2014
| 5:30 AM
Over the last decade, Neil Young has presented an overwhelming volume of studio albums, concert films, archival live recordings, free-form improvised guitar excursions, charity fundraisers, books, rants against modern sound-compression technology, boxed...
| Mar 11, 2014
| 5:21 PM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Cultural Affairs Commissioner Michelle Boone double-teamed the city of Austin on Tuesday in what was essentially a daylong info-mercial for Chicago as a musical and cultural force.
There was an agenda, of course: Cater to the...
| Mar 14, 2014
| 12:11 PM
AUSTIN, Texas -- Twelve hours after she came offstage at Stubb's -- covered in sweat, paint and who knows what else -- Lady Gaga sat down in a ballroom at the Hilton Austin as the keynote speaker for this year's South by Southwest music festival....
| May 19, 2014
| 9:22 PM
Wednesday night was fmy first time seeing Bruce Springsteen and there wasn't a single moment of the three-hour show where my eyes weren't glued to the stage at HersheyPark Arena. The Boss may be 64 but he looked great, his voice was strong and he didn't...
| Mar 20, 2014
| 5:02 PM
A posthumous musical collaboration between Roy Orbison and three of his sons will be included on a 25thanniversary reissue of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame singer-songwriter’s final studio album, “Mystery Girl.”
The deluxe reissue...
| May 8, 2014
| 2:36 PM
Ten years ago, few South Floridians thought of driving down State Road 7 in Hollywood in search of drinks and live music. The only legal blackjack games were found on cruise ships. The name "Martorano" was uttered mostly in east Fort Lauderdale. And not a...
| May 12, 2014
| 1:21 PM
Geographer's music may lean heavily on electronic textures, but there's nothing remotely robotic or distant about it; on "Myth," a full-length record from 2012, singer Michael Deni's voice soars above crashing drums and guitars, which subside once in a...
| Mar 25, 2014
| 7:50 AM
Chicago rapper King Shark is in the market for backup dancers – more specifically, “twerkers” -- and his people have turned to Craigslist to help him find them.
The Craigslist ad was posted Saturday under the headline “Rap Tour...
| May 14, 2014
| 3:00 AM
From the moment AJ Palmgren learned of Lot 397, he knew he had to have it.
But he had never bid at an auction before, and as he took a seat toward the back of the gallery, his nerves took over.
"I hoped I wasn't going to space out," he said.
| Apr 5, 2014
| 9:00 AM
Just two weeks after the Beatles' landmark appearance on "The Ed Sullivan Show" in February 1964, the British group the Dave Clark Five — the Beatles' biggest rivals in the U.S. — had its own remarkable debut on the hugely popular Sunday night...
| May 2, 2014
| 10:03 PM
Just before 7:30 a.m. on a recent Thursday, about 60 orchestra students at Attea Middle School in Glenview were already seated, their instruments tuned and eyes fixed on director Marissa Kall.
"Everyone take a deep breath," said Kall, standing before...