| Sep 4, 2014
| 1:27 PM
While making the War on Drugs' third studio album, "Lost in the Dream" (Jajaguwar), Adam Granduciel was having one of those what-does-it-all-mean? moments.
"When I started making this record, I was in a place where I'm in my 30s, traveling around the...
| Sep 8, 2014
Jangling guitars intertwined, dreamy keyboards washed over them, and a chugging bass line pushed along an insistent beat.
The song was "Lost In the Dream," the finale of The War On Drugs' performance, which itself capped off the Hideout Block Party...
| Apr 4, 2014
| 5:59 AM
As the lead singer of the Baltimore feminist punk band War On Women, Shawna Potter occasionally encounters brash harassment from men in the crowds.
Some might internalize or bury the anger that results from such sexism, but the 31-year-old has no...
| Jun 5, 2014
| 8:11 AM
Is there a word that promises fun more than "festival?" We know. "Chocolate" is right up there, but stop being a distraction. Summer music festivals are a Chicago sonic mainstay, in a city that seems to have gone fest crazy of late. It used to be that...
| Nov 6, 2013
| 11:26 AM
The Dismemberment Plan is a critically acclaimed indie-rock band with a connection to the Peninsula. The band's singer and guitarist, Travis Morrison, spent a few years as a student at The College of William and Mary before devoting himself to music...
| Oct 22, 2013
| 12:30 PM
This post has been updated; see below for details.
The Arcade Fire keeps on burning.
Hot on the heels of two small-scale warehouse shows in New York, the Canadian indie-rock band on Monday released a new song from its upcoming album, "Reflektor."...
| Oct 24, 2013
| 2:41 PM
If you're listening to Arcade Fire's "Reflektor" right now, thank Ireland's Rollercoaster Records.
The Kilkenny record store jumped the gun on the Oct. 29 release date by putting the album on sale early. As things do today, it instantly spread to all...
| Oct 25, 2013
| 1:17 PM
L.A. is set for a second serving of Blink-182 next month.
After a pair of November shows at the Hollywood Palladium sold out in 32 seconds last week, the snotty SoCal pop-punk trio announced it has added two shows at Los Angeles’ Wiltern Theater...
| Oct 27, 2013
| 12:29 PM
Lou Reed, anchor of New York rock band the Velvet Underground and widely regarded as one of pop's most influential musicians, has died, the Associated Press reported Sunday. He was 71.
Though a cause of death has not yet been revealed, the Associated...
| Dec 18, 2013
| 1:40 PM
When it comes to year-end lists, I'm a hypocrite. I read them obsessively. I seek them out across vast expanses of the Internet. I'm thrilled when they teach me something.
And yet, for a variety of reasons, I hate constructing my own.
| Jul 12, 2011
| 4:15 PM
What: Pitchfork Music Festival
Where: Union Park, 1501 W. Randolph St.
When: 3:20 p.m. Friday, 1 p.m. Saturday and Sunday
What: 45 bands/artists, three stages, hosted by e-zine pitchfork.com
Tickets: Ticketweb.com ($...