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  • Video: Local Natives play 'Airplanes' on train tracks

     
    Those lucky enough to have seen Silverlake Lounge residents-turned-Coachella show-stoppers Local Natives during their current rise to festival-dominating indie fame know the band's brand of pulse-pounding folk-rock turns electric on stage -- so here's the...
  • Lollapalooza 2010: Day 1 in review

     
    Video by Kevin Pang It was supposed to be Lady Gaga’s night, and there was no doubt that a majority of fans Friday at Lollapalooza were there to see her. But Gaga hasn’t got anything on Mavis Staples, who threw......
  • Freddie Gibbs, rising hip-hop star: 'I didn't see myself living past 18 in Gary, Ind.'

     
    Freddie Gibbs performs at The Hideout's Mad Decent Block Party in Chicago, August 21. (Tribune photo by William DeShazer) Freddie Gibbs left Gary, Ind., for Los Angeles in 2006 to further his rap career, but to hear him tell it,......
  • Fall preview 2010: Top concerts

     
    The next few months offer a little bit of everything for the music fan, including the wrap-up of the outdoor season and a few big arena shows. But the real action, as is usually the case once autumn arrives, is......
  • FYF Fest: The must-see acts and the maybes, an hour-by-hour guide

     
    The FYF Fest marks the unofficial close of the outdoor rock 'n' roll festival season in Southern California, bringing it to an end with dissonant guitars, vocal yelps, disaffected beach-bum punks and even a song or two inspired by the......
  • Concert review: Pavement at Millennium Park

     
    Pavement plays the Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park on Monday, Sept. 13, 2010, in Chicago. (Photo for the Tribune by Shauna Bittle) The Christmas lights were draped just so above the band, and the set list was packed with ‘90s......
  • Top weekend shows: Big Boi, Best Coast, Peter Stampfel

     
    Big Boi: Atlanta MC Antwan Patton has his first solo album to showcase, “Sir Lucious Left Foot: The Son of Chico Dusty,” but if his Pitchfork Music Festival set last summer is any indication, he also will be performing plenty......
  • Sharon Van Etten makes epic transformation

     
    When Sharon Van Etten opened the Pitchfork Music Festival in Union Park last July, she looked a little lost. The big stage dwarfed the Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter, who had only her guitar for accompaniment. “First day, first act. Oh, my God,”.......
  • Top concerts 2010

     
    As 2010 winds down, we’ve still got a bunch of potentially terrific shows to look forward to, including Ludacris at the Allstate Arena (Sunday), Elvis Costello at the Chicago Theatre (Monday) and the Hold Steady at Lincoln Hall (Dec. 30),......
  • Deeper cuts: Ann Powers picks 25 songs you might not have heard in 2010

     
    I have always been vocal in my opposition to year-end Best lists, but lately I find myself becoming somewhat addicted to them. My change in attitude, I think, is related to the realization that my list really doesn’t matter -–......
  • Pitchfork festival lineup includes Animal Collective, Fleet Foxes, TV on the Radio

     
    Animal Collective, Fleet Foxes and TV on the Radio are among the bands that will perform July 15-17 at the 2011 Pitchfork Music Festival in Union Park, promoters announced Friday. Tickets ($45 or $110 for three-day pass) go sale at......