Story | Sep 27, 2012 | 8:40 PM
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Column | Jul 7, 2011 | 8:27 AMJust when it seemed Chicago was jam-packed with summer festivals, a strange confluence of bedfellows – rival promoters Jam Productions and Live Nation, several South Side aldermen, and jam-band kingpin Dave Matthews – got together earlier this year and decided to stage another one on a huge parcel of lakeside property that can only be dubbed the “Nearly Forgotten Chicago.”
Story | Feb 1, 2011
The band: Pageants, an L.A. quartet fronted by ex-Avi Buffalo keyboardist Rebecca Coleman. Another former Buffalo, Arin Fazio, is the band's bass player; guitarist and high school pal Devin O'Brien and drummer Lia Braswell round out the group. The sound:...
Story | Mar 11, 2011
Friday: STRFKR, Skull Tape @ Troubadour Ignore the parental-advisory-warning-worthy name, and focus on the catchy indie dance hooks and infamously irrepressible live energy that this Portland based foursome has made its name on, so to speak, and you'll be...
Story | Mar 16, 2011
An evening of tasty, locally-sourced indie rock. First on the menu are Polls, whose smart, evocative indie rock clearly recalls the genre's heyday in the 1990's. Bouncy, bright pop melodies are couched in the supportive embrace of thickly distorted...