| Dec 13, 2012
| 10:59 AM
As each year winds down, Turn It Up focuses on the best of Chicago's independent music scene. Here are my 10 favorite local indie releases for 2012:
1. BBU, “Bell Hooks” (Mad Decent/Mishka): This hip-hop crew announced on Twitter that it was...
| Aug 15, 2012
(originally published March 15, 2010)
No, Kristen Stewart did not actually urinate on a guitar while playing Joan Jett in “The Runaways.” It just looks like it in the movie.
She did, however, sing and play guitar, and she does a pretty...
| Mar 17, 2013
Escape spring break, Ultra Music Festival and all its surrounding folly by attending a concert by the Gay Men's Chorus of South Florida and Symphony of the Americas. The groups will collaborate for shows at the Broward Center 8:15 p.m. Tuesday and 2 p.m....
| May 19, 2012
| 1:20 PM
“Your neighborhood music boutique since 1946,” reads the business card for Pedrini Music, which moved to its present location on Foothill Boulevard in La Crescenta in 1997. Founded by Bruno Pedrini in Glendale in 1946, the original store was...
| May 31, 2012
| 1:04 PM
There probably will be a happily-ever-after ending for "Snow White and the Huntsman"at the box office this weekend.
The adaptation of the classic fairy-tale -- the second take on "Snow White" to hit theaters this year -- is expected to open with a...
| Jun 14, 2012
Zero stars (out of four)
Some things that might be worth noting when making a musical inspired by the attitude and sleaze of 1987 L.A. hair metal:
>> Just because someone loves rock ‘n’ roll doesn’t mean they include the phrase “...
| Jul 5, 2012
In 2010, Sleigh Bells rode a gargantuan wave of hype to a day-ending set at the Pitchfork Music Fest. And delivered a performance that singer Alexis Krauss calls “mediocre.”
“What I heard is that people were really frustrated because it...
| Jul 12, 2012
| 8:32 PM
The German shepherd was lashed to a fence inside an abandoned junkyard. With no food and water, he began drinking his own urine. Part of his right ear was torn or bitten off. A too-small collar was embedded into his skin. Lesions and scabs dotted his back...
| Nov 5, 2012
| 12:17 PM
Rocker Joan Jett was at Sublime restaurant in Fort Lauderdale Sunday night to accept an award from People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals.
She was presente the award by Iggy Popp.
Jett also revealed her new PETA ad campaign in which she gazes at...
| May 2, 2011
Nancy Davis and Tommy Hilfiger, co-presenters of Friday's Rock & Royalty Race to Erase MS gala, know how to attract the stars. Among those perusing auction items, strutting the catwalk at the Andrew Charles fashion show, or participating in ceremonies.......
| May 16, 2011
The final Oprah episode approaches: only 8 more and we get... James Frey?...