| Mar 17, 2011
| 7:05 AM
“I worked the door at Washington Square. I played my guitar on the stage at Washington Square. Nothing else matters.”
— former Voidville guitarist and Washington Square doorman Sturgis Nikides
“The final night/morning was so...
| May 31, 2011
| 3:06 PM
Ordinarily, someone threatening to “bury [you and your band] up to your necks and run [you] over with a lawnmower” is a bad thing, but for Adrenalin O.D., that spirited bile probably made for the grandest of compliments. Formed in 1981, they...
| Jan 13, 2012
| 10:37 AM
HBO's "Game of Thrones" will return for its second season April 1, the network announced Friday.
The 10-episode Season 2 will see the rise of the Imp (Emmy winner Peter Dinklage) as the Hand of the King and several new characters coming to Westeros. It...
| Dec 7, 2011
| 9:38 AM
Note to airlines: Can you please stop kicking celebrities off your planes?
Alec Baldwin is the latest in a string of high-profile kerfuffles based on what to me - person who was not there - seems some very thin reasoning. And then there's:
| Dec 21, 2011
| 7:50 AM
Now that the requisite 20 years has passed, the '90s are ripe for the artistic pillaging. Dagwood's brand of punk fits nicely into the '90s niche carved by NOFX, Lagwagon, Face to Face, and Me First & the Gimme...
| Jun 16, 2011
| 9:13 AM
This season isn't turning out to be a great one for modern rock concerts. If you want to see giant country acts, you're covered. Choose among Tim McGraw, Keith Urban, Toby Keith, Trace Adkins and Kenny Chesney. Classic rockers can enjoy Bruce Hornsby,...
| Feb 7, 2012
| 4:00 PM
Touring companies of Broadway's "Billy Elliot," "American Idiot," "Sister Act," and "Million Dollar Quartet" will make up much of the 2012-13 Broadway series for the Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts in Hartford.
Also on tap as an off-...
| Feb 6, 2012
| 2:29 PM
Ever since his smash hit "Spring Awakening," Michael Mayer has been one of Broadway's hottest, busiest and most distinctive directors. We spoke with Mayer about the tour of his Broadway production of "American Idiot," which opens Tuesday in Chicago, his...
| Feb 8, 2012
Last night was the Chicago opening of the Green Day musical "American Idiot" and I was there.
The trend of taking the songbooks of popular musical artists and turning them into Broadway musicals has found its way into the early 2000's trying to bring...
| Feb 8, 2012
| 2:39 PM
For all their Berkeley punk-rock bona fides — unassailable and enough to send a certain kind of ill-prepared theatergoer headed for an early exit — Green Day songs are actually filled with hope and longing. They may rail hard, loud and long...
| Feb 12, 2012
| 12:03 PM
The Hippodrome's 2012-2013 Broadway Series will have tried-and-true crowd pleasers such as "Wicked" and "Beauty and the Beast" alongside newer musicals "American Idiot" and "Billy Elliot."
"From a consumer perspective, this is a juggernaut season,"...