| Dec 12, 2012
| 8:44 AM
Happy 12/12/12! Enjoy the quirky numerical day while it lasts because it won't happen again for another hundred years. (Or never if the Mayan Apocalypse actually happens) Possibly fueled by this unique bit of numerology, the Internet is buzzing with...
| Dec 12, 2012
Of all the eyebrow-raising entertainment-related headlines I've read, this one is up there:
"Paul McCartney to replace Kurt Cobain in Nirvana reunion"
What? Huh? This can't be true. With all due respect to Sir Beatle, even at his peak his voice and...
| Dec 17, 2012
| 1:57 PM
Remember rock radio? James VanOsdol sure as hell does. The former DJ and writer of the new book "We appreciate your enthusiasm", which chronicles the history of Chicago's Q101, which left the airwaves in 2011.
Ernest: Excited about the book! Burning...
| Aug 21, 2012
Talk stories make you call a friend, tap a co-worker on the shoulder or send an email to a buddy: “Hey, did you see that story in the Tribune about the guy who stole Steve Jobs’ iPad?” Or the one about the historical marker installed...
| Sep 24, 2012
| 8:41 AM
Seether, Sick Puppies and Charm City Devils performed at Pier Six Pavilion on Saturday night. Midnight Sun contributor Jay Trucker was there.
The Autumn Equinox, a 98 Rock-sponsored concert featuring Charm City Devils, Sick Puppies and Seether, may not...
| 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...
| Jun 14, 2012
| 6:05 PM
For my 14th birthday she had presented me with a book on scandals of the Amish, which I cherished; for my 15th, an oversized tub of Brussels sprouts wrapped in lingerie, which I hid under my bed. When I turned 16 — that day when one is supposed to...
| Nov 14, 2012
| 5:58 AM
When the biggest rap tour of the season stops by 1st Mariner Arena on Saturday, opening act Machine Gun Kelly will provide a stark contrast to the flashy, dipped-in-gold Maybach Music Group trio of Wale, Meek Mill and headliner Rick Ross.
While the MMG...
| Nov 16, 2012
| 7:29 AM
Earth: Formerly notable for their slow, earth-moving drone, this Pacific Northwest outfit has morphed into something a good deal more nuanced in its second incarnation under the guidance of founding member Dylan Carlson. The pioneering band, which counted...
| Nov 26, 2012
| 4:58 AM
With a fedora shadowing his eyes and a sharp suit accenting some spry dance steps, the 78-year-old Leonard Cohen played many roles Friday before a full house at the Akoo Theatre in Rosemont: gentleman caller, graying patriarch, undertaker, assassin,...
| Mar 12, 2012
| 7:36 PM
The second week of battle rounds on NBC’s “The Voice” brought a slew of questionable fashion decisions and equally questionable song choices. But “questionable” doesn’t always mean less delightful.