| Mar 14, 2013
| 11:46 AM
AUSTIN, Texas -- Dave Grohl, looking more professorial than usual (it must have been the dark-rimmed glasses he donned for the occasion), might have a future scripting reality shows if this music thing doesn't work out.
During his keynote speech Thursday...
| Apr 4, 2013
Burger review: Leadbelly
5739 W. Irving Park Road 773-283-7880
Rating: !!!! (out of 4)
As I look back on all of my burger-eating adventures, one sentiment has continued to hold true: A good burger is worth the journey.
So when I heard the delightfully...
| Mar 13, 2013
Singer Jewel, who sold 16 million copies of her first two albums in the late 1990s with hits such as “Who Will Save Your Soul,” “You Were Meant for Me,” “Foolish Games” and “Hands,” has gotten attention in...
| Mar 15, 2013
Singer songwriter Jewel says that as early as 1999, when she had released just two albums, she wanted to do a greatest hits album. And she easily could have. Her 1996 debut album, “Pieces of You,” had produced three Top......
| Apr 10, 2011
Revolutions are still televised, but they get Tumblr'd, tweeted and YouTubed ﬁrst. This one started last summer when music micro-bloggers began deifying a pack of nine skateboarding, freewheeling teenaged rap vandals from Los Angeles. Full name:...
| Jul 9, 2011
Of all the singers to hit the pop music scene in the past 25 years, k.d. lang continues to stand out.
There's the timbre of her voice, a sound remarkably dark and rich and deep. Then there's the technique, with its unfailing intonation and evenness of...
| Jul 23, 2011
| 3:33 PM
Amy Winehouse, who was found dead Saturday at her home in London, left behind a small body of celebrated work and immeasurable unfulfilled promise. She was 27.
Authorities were investigating the cause of the British singer’s death. But, sadly, it...
| Jul 24, 2011
British singer-songwriter Amy Winehouse was a phenomenon: a Jewish girl from a London suburb with a retro beehive, a devil-may-care attitude and a voice that channeled Aretha Franklin and Ruth Brown. Music industry figures on both sides of the Atlantic...
| Sep 14, 2011
| 9:08 PM
Like the Velvet Underground and Big Star, the Raincoats were one of those bands who were better at inspiring future generations of bands than selling records.
Every decade or so, the Raincoats enjoy a little surge in popularity, their music enduring...
| Sep 18, 2011
| 5:28 PM
Nirvana: “Nevermind: Super Deluxe Edition” (Geffen)
Rating: 2.5 stars (out of 4)
Pearl Jam: “Pearl Jam Twenty” (Columbia)
Rating: 3 stars (out of 4)
World domination – so difficult to predict, so impossible to maintain....
| Jan 24, 2012
| 12:31 PM
3.5 stars (out of 4)
It doesn’t seem possible, but Leonard Cohen’s voice sounds even deeper, darker, more foreboding than ever on his 12th studio album in 44 years, “Old Ideas” (Columbia). Cohen is 77, and he doesn’t...