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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,...

    Lollapalooza after-shows include Kendrick Lamar, Hot Chip, Lumineers

    Lollapalooza after-shows include Kendrick Lamar, Hot Chip, Lumineers
    For dedicated music fans, sleep is apparently going to be optional during Lollapalooza weekend Aug. 2-4, with 37 pre- and after-shows at 14 venues over five nights. The series of concerts announced Tuesday will complement the annual three-day festival...

    Local Q&A: Twin Peaks

    Local Q&A: Twin Peaks
    Considering the youngsters in Twin Peaks tend to write songs about weed, girls and hanging out at the beach, it's little surprise the band claims "Fast Times at Ridgemont High" stoner Jeff Spicoli as an idol. "We're just some rock 'n roller dudes,"...