| Jun 4, 2013
| 6:00 AM
How many major contemporary rock bands are we down to in America? A couple dozen, maybe? That's the desert-dry landscape that Queens of the Stone Age returns to with "… Like Clockwork," and fortunately it does everything a good rock record should...
| Apr 24, 2013
UPDATE: 2013 Rock 'n' Vote voting has closed. RSVP for the show (required for attendance) and click here to get to know this year's acts better. See you there!
The abundance of great Chicago bands never ceases, or ceases to impress.
| Jul 10, 2013
| 8:13 AM
Queens of the Stone Age will play Metro on Aug. 1 as part of the parade of Lollapalooza aftershows. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday at etix.com. There will be a two-ticket limit per customer.
The band will follow up the club show with a...
| Jul 26, 2013
| 7:00 AM
Clutching a gold microphone as shiny as his gold watch, Robin Thicke sauntered into a recording studio in Playa Vista on a recent afternoon like he owned the place.
The R&B singer known for his romantic ballads was taping a brief live performance for...
| Aug 3, 2013
| 3:20 AM
Lollapalooza opened in Grant Park on Friday to -- what else? -- rain and a soggy turf that required wood chips to be imported and portions of Hutchinson Field to be roped off. Inclement weather is now a regular visitor at this festival, especially after a...
| Apr 11, 2013
Welcome to Lehigh Valley Music's Ticket Box, listing new shows on sale. The Rolling Sones' 50th anniversady tour at Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia; Jay-Z's Made in America Festival in Philadelphia and OneRepublic at Musikfest are among more than 50......
| Apr 1, 2012
It's a Thursday afternoon in a dark, windowless room by the 5 Freeway, and Mario Lalli is standing with an electric guitar. His eyes are shut tight as he slashes a jangly, agitated riff with his band, Fatso Jetson. With flannel on his back and a dark soul...
| Nov 30, 2011
Kyuss deserves its own chapter in the hard-rock and metal history books, but the quartet was swallowed up by the Southern California desert from which it came after a handful of early-‘90s albums. The band was a cult favorite at best, but kindled...
| Feb 8, 2012
| 8:48 AM
Connecticut loses bands to other scenes sometimes but sometimes we gain them back. That's a good thing. One of those bands we got back is Superart.
Superart was, at one point, stationed down in Georgia and went by the name Weirdbeard. They are back in...
| Mar 1, 2012
| 10:12 AM
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In the last decade, Mark Lanegan has been nearly as busy as Rihanna, providing vocals on numerous tracks and albums with an indie-rock-leaning pedigree. Since the break-up of his great Seattle band Screaming Trees in the ‘90s,...
| Aug 4, 2011
| 9:39 AM
The Foo Fighters, who already are scheduled to close the Lollapalooza festival Sunday, also will play a more intimate concert Saturday at Metro.
Tickets went on sale without much fanfare Thursday at etix.com and sold out within minutes. The concert is...