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  • Grammy's Alternative Nod: The Antidote to Miley, Taylor and Justin

    In 1991, the Grammy Awards introduced a category -- then-titled Alternative Music Performance -- with the intention of acknowledging lesser-known artists for their work on the fringes of pop. In the years that followed, many of the artists who received the award were hardly outside the mainstream, but nonetheless represented a level of aesthetic credibility that was often absent from the frequently stale, and decidedly middlebrow assembly of awards contenders.
  • The Lumineers: Ho hey, what can they do?

    The Lumineers: Ho hey, what can they do?
    Jeremiah Fraites has taken his licks as the co-founder of the Lumineers, having been labeled, as he puts it, "bandwagon-jumpers" by fans of fellow folk-rockers Mumford and Sons and slammed online by Alice Cooper and New Pornographers' frontman A.C....

    Of pop & poetry

    Of pop & poetry
    Jay-Z, Sonic Youth, Guns N' Roses, Ghostface Killah, Slayer, Prince, the Rolling Stones, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Britney Spears, The New Pornographers, Mobb Deep, Black Sabbath, Led Zeppelin, Prefab Sprout, Pink, The Beatles, Van Halen, Big Star, Bob Dylan,...

    CT.com's Best Albums of 2012

    CT.com's Best Albums of 2012
    Is it us or was 2012 the year of streaming music? It seems like most everyone we know is now listening to music — new music, old music, super-obscure music, pop bubble gum, the latest releases, old-school hip-hop, brutal metal, avant classical,...

    Top Chicago indie albums: BBU, Willis Earl Beal, Hood Internet

    Top Chicago indie albums: BBU, Willis Earl Beal, Hood Internet
    As each year winds down, Turn It Up focuses on the best of Chicago's independent music scene. Here are my 10 favorite local indie releases for 2012: 1. BBU, “Bell Hooks” (Mad Decent/Mishka): This hip-hop crew announced on Twitter that it was...