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  • Lou Reed's will revealed as remembrances continue

    Lou Reed's will revealed as remembrances continue
    Lou Reed left behind one of the most influential catalogs in music, spanning his Velvet Underground records and decades of solo work and collaborations. But he also left behind something more immediate -- his will and estate. The 71-year-old died Oct....
  • Review: Catastrophe loves company in 'We're Gonna Die'

    Review: Catastrophe loves company in 'We're Gonna Die'
    Death and denial were made for each other, but for those facing tragedy, the raw truth can be a tonic. In "We're Gonna Die," theater artist Young Jean Lee turns the bleaker facts of life into a delightful, hourlong hipster cabaret. The show, a...
  • 'Rock Critic' hits an honest chord

    If you had to guess what kind of play "How to Be a Rock Critic" might be from its title alone, precedent would strongly suggest some kind of comic-absurdist romp. After all, it's not unusual for scoffing to be on the agenda when critics turn up as...
  • Review: Nico Osteria

    Review: Nico Osteria
    Review: Nico Osteria 1015 N. Rush St. 312-994-7100 Rating: !!!1/2 (out of 4) Heating up She didn’t like her name. Herbert Tobias, the photographer who discovered her, agreed. “Christa Paffgen” was guttural, inelegant, a moniker...
  • Greenwich Village retrospectives

    Greenwich Village retrospectives
    "Greenwich Village Stories: A Collection of Memories" Universe/Rizzoli, $29.95 It's the most famous "village" in the world, even though it actually is a neighborhood. In this wonderful collection of reminiscences, editor Judith Stonehill features...
  • Menus and setting influence restaurant music choices

    Menus and setting influence restaurant music choices
    Chicago is no longer known for its meat-and-potatoes menus but for its innovative contemporary cuisine, and the background music in more of the city's restaurants mirrors that same creative spirit. Scott McNiece, founder of Uncanned Music, sifts through...
  • SXSW 2014: Lou Reed tribute mostly rises to the challenge

    SXSW 2014: Lou Reed tribute mostly rises to the challenge
    AUSTIN, Texas — On Friday night while the youth were out chasing the next revolution and the lemmings were packing the Hype Hotel at South by Southwest, the Paramount Theatre in downtown Austin hosted a crowd comfortably removed from the chaos who...
  • SXSW 2014: SZA, clipping and EMA find a heart in noise

    SXSW 2014: SZA, clipping and EMA find a heart in noise
    AUSTIN, Texas — The theme of this week at SXSW has been chaos and exhaustion, both literal and metaphorical. After Thursday morning's tragedy, which left people here unsure if they should even care about music and drinking anymore in the wake of it,...
  • Review: For Kronos Quartet, a time of renewal on 40th birthday

    Review: For Kronos Quartet, a time of renewal on 40th birthday
    Forty is old for a string quartet but not ancient. The Budapest String Quartet, founded in 1917, lasted 50 but with no original members after its first 15 years. The Juilliard String Quartet has been around since 1946, and its founding violinist, Robert...
  • SXSW 2014: The winners and losers at the Texas music festival

    SXSW 2014: The winners and losers at the Texas music festival
    AUSTIN, Texas — Here's to bad vibes, colored vomit and off-years. Go ahead and toast those who prevailed at South by Southwest by getting signed, licensed or folded into a future marketing plan, but the losers in this vicious cycle earned more...
  • All-star Bob Dylan 1992 30th anniversary concert airing on PBS

    All-star Bob Dylan 1992 30th anniversary concert airing on PBS
    This post has been updated. See note below for details. On Oct. 16, 1992, many of rock music’s biggest names gathered at Madison Square Garden in New York for a 30th anniversary concert salute to the greatest songwriter of the rock era, Bob Dylan....