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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...

    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,...

    Local Q&A: Smith Westerns

    Local Q&A: Smith Westerns
    "I'm trying to catch my breath," sings Smith Westerns frontman Cullen Omori on the local rockers' gorgeous third album, the recently released "Soft Will." Few could blame Omori, who, along with bandmates Cameron Omori and Max Kakacek (new drummer...

    Rainy start to day one of Lollapalooza

    Rainy start to day one of Lollapalooza
    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...