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  • Downtown Sound series proves Millennium Park can rock

    Downtown Sound series proves Millennium Park can rock
    The Downtown Sound music series is now a Monday night fixture during the summer at Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park, but it wasn't always so. The city of Chicago had a hands-off policy toward rock music for generations, a phobia turned into...
  • Rising R&B singer SZA connects to the goofy and unusual

    Rising R&B singer SZA connects to the goofy and unusual
    R&B singer SZA is keeping good company these days. Her latest EP, “Z,” features appearances from labelmate Kendrick Lamar and Chicago’s own Chance the Rapper, and recently she decamped to a studio with Coldplay singer Chris Martin,...
  • Riot Fest, where the punk comes in all sizes and generations

    Riot Fest, where the punk comes in all sizes and generations
    Hundreds of fans stood shivering in the rain for 75 minutes to listen to two Russian women speak about how they came to be imprisoned for participating in a feminist protest. The scene played out at Riot Fest, which celebrated its 10th year over the...
  • Twin Peaks don't let a bad break stop them

    Twin Peaks don't let a bad break stop them
    Twin Peaks would seem to have been at a disadvantage when the band took the big stage at the Pitchfork Music Festival in Union Park over the summer with singer-guitarist Cadien Lake James in a wheelchair, his leg in a cast. But the North Side 20-year-...
  • Usher, Black Keys among fall's big concerts

    Usher, Black Keys among fall's big concerts
    The action starts to move indoors as fall descends, and there is a legion of impressive concerts to choose from during this busy season in the touring business. Here are 10 of the most highly anticipated concerts arranged chronologically: Spoon: The...
  • Hopeful times ahead for Chicago Jazz Festival

     Hopeful times ahead for Chicago Jazz Festival
    After three and a half decades, can the tradition-bound Chicago Jazz Festival evolve into something better, newer, fresher? Can the event break with formulas of the past and prove worthy of the great jazz city whose name it bears? At this late date,...
  • Autopsy: DJ Rashad, music innovator, died of accidental drug overdose

    Autopsy: DJ Rashad, music innovator, died of accidental drug overdose
    DJ Rashad, a pioneer in the footwork genre of music who was found dead in April at a West Side apartment, died of an accidental drug overdose, according to autopsy results released today. Rashad, whose real name was Rashad Harden, was found dead shortly...
  • Goose Island to be poured at Wrigley Field in 2014

    The 2014 Cubs might not be much better than the 2013 version, but at least one improvement seems likely at Wrigley Field: less Old Style, more Goose Island. The Cubs announced today that it has reached a deal with Goose Island's parent company,...
  • Virgin Mobile FreeFest has another solid lineup, but where's the rap?

    Virgin Mobile FreeFest has another solid lineup, but where's the rap?
    A quick scan of this year's Virgin Mobile FreeFest reveals the type of lineup we've come to expect from the annual concert at Merriweather Post Pavilion: Smart, on-the-nose and balanced -- as long as you're the type of music fan who takes pride in genre...
  • Local Q&A: Angel Olsen

    Local Q&A: Angel Olsen
    It's a safe bet there was a cache of Twix bars stashed somewhere backstage when Angel Olsen performed last month at the Pitchfork Music Festival. "It's the one thing I have on my [tour] rider, and if I don't have them I won't go on," Olsen said with a...
  • Everybody's a curator

    Everybody's a curator
    You have a Netflix queue, which you maintain, nurture, cull and arrange just so. Therefore you curate movies. You have iTunes playlists on your computer, each of which probably tells a kind of story. Therefore you curate music. I don't have a...