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  • Twin Peaks is peaking at the right time

    Twin Peaks is peaking at the right time
    The four North Side Chicagoans in Twin Peaks still aren't of legal drinking age, but they've got their act together: a do-it-yourself approach that has led to two albums, an international tour, a well-received appearance at the Pitchfork Music Festival over the summer and a sense of right guys-right place-right time serendipity.
  • Twin Peaks' catchy 'Wild Onion' does a little too much

    Twin Peaks' catchy 'Wild Onion' does a little too much
    *** (out of four) The barely-20-year-old rockers of Twin Peaks are really good at crafting short, catchy songs guaranteed to increase your summer air guitar quotient by 200 percent. So it’s easy to wish “Wild Onion,” the quartet’s...

    Local Q&A: The Orwells

    Local Q&A: The Orwells
    Try as he might, Mario Cuomo, singer for rising garage-rock quintet the Orwells, can't seem to avoid trouble. His high school years essentially were a string of missed classes and misdeeds, including a lengthy suspension for launching a water bottle at a...

    Lollapalooza on way to sellout; day-by-day lineups set

    Lollapalooza on way to sellout; day-by-day lineups set
    Lollapalooza will put 60,000 single-day tickets on sale Wednesday at 10 a.m. central for the festival Aug. 2-4 in Grant Park. The only question remaining is how fast they’ll sell out. The festival’s entire lineup leaked weeks early last...

    R. Clifton Spargo

     R. Clifton Spargo
    What do you think of when you think of Chicago? Great indie music. Some of my favorites include: Urge Overkill, The Smashing Pumpkins, Ministry, alt country pioneers The Waco Brothers, Liz Phair (the early days), Neko Case, The Redwalls, Smith Westerns,...