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  • Beach Boys mix nostalgia, surf, melancholy at Chicago Theatre

    Beach Boys mix nostalgia, surf, melancholy at Chicago Theatre
    Brian Wilson broke character Monday at the Chicago Theatre in the first of two 50th anniversary concerts by his longtime band. The most fragile of the Beach Boys plunged into the turmoil of “Sail On, Sailor,” a song rarely performed by the...
  • Danny Brown finds success by rapping about being broke

    Danny Brown finds success by rapping about being broke
    In a hurry-up culture, Danny Brown says taking his time was the key to the depth and off-kilter resonance of his 2011 breakthrough album, “XXX” (Fool’s Gold). By hip-hop standards, the 31-year-old Brown is practically an elder statesman...
  • Beach Boys with Brian Wilson to play Chicago Theatre

    Beach Boys with Brian Wilson to play Chicago Theatre
    Fresh off a reunion with Brian Wilson at the nationally televised Grammy Awards, the Beach Boys will announce a 50th anniversary tour Wednesday that will bring them to the Chicago Theatre on May 21. For the first time in two decades, the Beach Boys...
  • Concert review: Katy Perry at Allstate Arena

    Concert review: Katy Perry at Allstate Arena
    There was one how-did-she-do-that? moment at Katy Perry’s show Sunday at Allstate Arena, something I’ve never seen before at a pop concert. In the midst of one song, “Hot N Cold,” the 26-year-old pop singer changed outfits five...
  • Grammy Awards 2012: Adele takes home six awards

    Grammy Awards 2012: Adele takes home six awards
    The Grammys cast aside their celebratory vibe Sunday to pay tribute to singer Whitney Houston, whose death over the weekend hung heavy over the 54th annual awards show. Until Saturday, the pre-show drama had focused on Adele and how the six-time-...
  • Neutral Milk Hotel is back at last -- but for how long?

    Neutral Milk Hotel is back at last -- but for how long?
    When last seen on stage in Chicago playing a full set, in 1998 at the late, great Lincoln Avenue club Lounge Ax, Neutral Milk Hotel’s Jeff Mangum strummed his guitar so hard it appeared the strings and wood would shatter. He sang vivid stream-of-...
  • Box sets 2011, from Beach Boys to U2

    Box sets 2011, from Beach Boys to U2
    Here are the most notable box sets of the season in rock and pop: Beach Boys, “The Smile Sessions” (Capitol/EMI, $137): Review HERE. Leonard Cohen, “The Complete Columbia Albums Collection” (Columbia/Legacy, $170): How much...
  • 2011 Universal Orlando's Mardi Gras music lineup

    2011 Universal Orlando's Mardi Gras music lineup
    Fire up the time machine for the first concert of Mardi Gras. Frankie Valli ("My Eyes Adored You," "Can't Take My Eyes Off of You") leads off the eclectic lineup, which ranges from contemporary artists such as Neon Trees and the Roots to a longtime...
  • Big events for June

    Big events for June
    At long last, summer is about to arrive — at least in name — and with it a bumper crop of outdoor festivities, from a pirate fest in Virginia to a watermelon-seed-spitting soiree in Texas. For more fun in the sun there's Coney Island's wacky...
  • A century of Chevy

    A century of Chevy
    While financial losses nearly forced General Motors to disappear a few years ago, one of its building blocks, Chevrolet, celebrated its 100th birthday on Nov. 3. But expect to sip coffee rather than champagne. The one-time giant is still recovering...
  • Coachella's female fashion tastemakers

    Robyn It's turning out to be a good year for electro pop singer Robyn, 31, who landed one of the covers of Elle magazine's May music issue, after cleaning up at the Swedish Grammys in January. She first burst on the scene in the late 1990s, with dance...