| Jul 12, 2014
| 12:35 PM
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...
| Jul 10, 2014
| 2:26 PM
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,...
| Jun 18, 2014
| 5:07 AM
Lady Gaga has won a courtroom battle with a Chicago musician who claimed the pop star ripped her off and stole material for her 2011 hit “Judas.”
A federal judge in Chicago on Tuesday threw out the case, finding that there were no...
| Jun 18, 2014
| 12:34 PM
An attorney for pop singer Lady Gaga today applauded a Chicago judge’s decision Tuesday to dismiss a 2011 lawsuit alleging the pop singer ripped off a local musician for her 2011 track “Judas.”
“Lady Gaga and her team are pleased...
| Sep 14, 2014
| 8:10 PM
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...
| Sep 5, 2014
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-...
| Sep 5, 2014
| 8:49 AM
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:
| Aug 22, 2014
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,...
| Aug 13, 2014
| 9:49 AM
Anyone who tells you beer is cheap hasn't been to a craft beer festival recently. I'm all for spending money on the good stuff—treat yo'self; quality is worth it; etc.—but if you start scooping up festival tickets left and right, $40 here...
| Aug 6, 2014
| 11:38 AM
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...
| Jun 14, 2013
| 10:57 AM
It’s happened again: Kim Deal has left the Pixies, the influential rock band she co-founded with Frank "Black Francis" Black, guitarist Joey Santiago and drummer Dave Lovering in 1986. Deal is also the co-founder, with her twin sister Kelley, of the...