| 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...
| Mar 19, 2013
Did you miss Lollapalooza 2010? Then you may (or may not) be thrilled that some of that fest’s biggest acts will return this summer.
As reported Tuesday by the Tribune, headliners at Lolla 2013, Aug. 2-4 in Grant Park, will include recent,...
| Mar 26, 2013
| 1:02 PM
M.I.A., Low, Solange, Wire, Savages and Parquet Courts will be among the artists rounding out the Pitchfork Music Festival on July 19-21 at Union Park.
The festival announced Tuesday that Lil B, Yo La Tengo, Toro Y Moi, Phosphorescent, Metz, Autre Ne...
| Mar 26, 2013
| 1:30 PM
Mine eyes have seen the glory.
On July 21, the Pitchfork Music Festival will host its third and final day with a lineup that some are (OK, I am) calling the best day of live music Chicago has ever seen.
Now, I’m sure there have been days where...
| Mar 28, 2013
| 2:38 PM
For anyone who values innovation in music, the next few days could mark the beginning of a significant era in Chicago.
On Monday, Chicago jazz drummer and music producer Mike Reed will launch Constellation, a performing arts center that will feature...
| 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...
| Jun 20, 2013
| 9:58 AM
Not long ago, going to a Chicago street festival usually meant settling for '80s cover bands, greasy food and ordinary beverages. That was then. Paralleling the grass-roots evolution of the city's dining and brewing scenes, summer get-togethers have...
| Jun 20, 2013
This year’s Pitchfork Music Fest (July 19-21) lineup is the best it’s been in a long time, which comes at a cost: The inevitable scheduling conflicts.
Here are the four biggest question marks posed by the Pitchfork schedule, announced...
| Aug 1, 2013
| 12:17 PM
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...
| Aug 8, 2013
| 5:59 PM
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...