| 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...
| Sep 3, 2014
| 7:45 AM
September?! September. This new month either fills you with dread ("Where did summer go?") or with elation ("Finally! I'm not sweaty!"). Whichever camp you're in, this weekend's fests are a great excuse to enjoy the final weekends of summer, or to get out...
| Sep 4, 2014
| 5:26 PM
Friday marks the start of the 18th Hideout Block Party, and its parents are understandably nostalgic.
“It’s like, where do you see your teenage kid going? And you’re like, ‘Well, I hope they don’t get in trouble when they&...
| 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...
| 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...
| May 28, 2014
| 9:17 AM
Death Cab for Cutie will headline the 2014 installment of the Hideout Block Party/Onion AV Fest (Sept. 5-6 at Hideout), organizers announced Wednesday. Joining the iconic indie rockers will be The War on Drugs and Mac DeMarco, both of whom released a...
| 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...
| Oct 22, 2013
| 12:30 PM
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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...
| 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.
| 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...