| Aug 2, 2014
| 9:30 PM
Reports from Saturday, day two at Lollapalooza in Grant Park, from Greg Kot (GK), Bob Gendron (BG) and Kevin Williams (KW):
11:31 a.m.: Blood Orange's Dev Hynes posted several tweets after his Lollapalooza set Friday saying that he and his girlfriend...
| Apr 21, 2014
| 1:03 PM
Outside of the darkened theater, what use are stand-alone action movie soundtracks such as "The Amazing Spider-Man 2"? As a tool to relive Hollywood action via headphones while pretending to leap tall buildings? To add big-screen drama to, say, the act...
| Mar 26, 2014
| 4:00 AM
Outkast and Calvin Harris will join Eminem, Arctic Monkeys, Kings of Leon and Skrillex as headliners Aug. 1-3 at Lollapalooza. If that sounds a bit familiar, it should — five of the six top acts have played Lollapalooza before.
The latter four acts...
| Feb 11, 2014
| 12:42 PM
Talk about dumb Starbucks.
For its latest compilation album, the coffee chain commissioned covers of love songs from 13 artists just in time for Valentine’s Day, which sounds like a delightful idea, until you realize how much of “Sweetheart...
| Jul 19, 2013
| 8:55 AM
What: Pitchfork Music Festival
Where: Union Park, 1501 W. Randolph St.
When: 3 p.m. Friday, 1 p.m. Saturday and Sunday
What: 46 bands/artists, three stages, hosted by e-zine pitchfork.com
| Mar 26, 2013
| 1:02 PM
M.I.A., Low, Solange, Wire, Savages and Parquet Courts will be among the artists rounding out the Pitchfork Music Festival on July 19-21 at Union Park.
The festival announced Tuesday that Lil B, Yo La Tengo, Toro Y Moi, Phosphorescent, Metz, Autre Ne...
| Jun 12, 2013
| 11:18 AM
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Clearwater's Great Hudson River Revival: June 15-16. Croton Point Park, Croton-on-Hudson, NY. clearwaterfestival.org. An annual festival to celebrate the environmental movement. Pete Seeger,...
| Apr 17, 2013
| 7:15 AM
April 19, The Edmond Town Hall, Newtown, edmondtownhall.org
Matthew Houck isn't afraid of bold candor. Houck, who writes, records and performs under the name Phosphorescent, sings lines like "I've been fucked up, and I've been a...
| Mar 18, 2013
***1/2 (out of four)
Country music generally remains too unhip of a reference point for the indie music world to touch with much seriousness. So when Brooklyn musician Matthew Houck, a.k.a. Phosphorescent, made an album of Willie Nelson covers about four...
| Jan 19, 2012
| 9:03 PM
2.5 stars (out of 4)
“My head was really hurting,” Craig Finn says by way of introduction to his first solo album. “Clear Heart Full Eyes” (Vagrant) sounds like one long hangover – an album in which the morning-after mood...
| Nov 8, 2011
| 7:26 AM
Did you ever hear an artist online and say 'yeah I like this'. Then you see them live and they blow you away so you buy the new album, take it home and realize that it's even better than when you first heard it online? Me too and one of those artists is...