| Mar 17, 2015
| 4:05 AM
Though its film and interactive portions have been cranking out news — and hype — for the better part of a week, the annual South by Southwest conference officially launches its music programming Tuesday, bringing more than 2,000 acts to...
| Mar 18, 2015
| 10:00 PM
It’s both kinda funny and annoyingly ironic that these young adult dystopian movies, usually focused on finding one special person to change society, so often feel interchangeable.
Yet “Insurgent,” the latest in the “...
| Dec 31, 2014
| 2:06 PM
How can a band be so young and so good? For Modern Vices, a group created in 2013 and consisting of 19- and 20-year-old Elmhurst natives, the quality is not a fluke.
The band's rise from Chicago-area house shows to appearances at music showcase CMJ in...
| Oct 28, 2014
| 12:46 PM
Fans came clad in both bohemian styles and band T-shirts to the Coral Skies Music Festival in West Palm Beach on Sunday. Blankets were brought and folding chairs were lugged as concert aficionados walked around the venue sampling food truck cuisine,...
| Nov 7, 2014
| 1:00 PM
Thousands of new pop, hip-hop, EDM, rock, country and R&B offerings have been uploaded and eclipsed since we all put away our Anna, Elsa and Lorde Halloween costumes. Where to start? Here are three albums worthy of a closer look:
| Nov 7, 2014
| 11:00 AM
The main attraction at a sold-out gig, TV on the Radio wasn't scheduled to perform until after 10 p.m.
But at Pappy & Harriet's, the dusty little roadhouse off Route 62 near Joshua Tree, sound check is far from a private affair. So on a recent Friday...
| Oct 30, 2014
| 7:48 AM
Interpol recently released one of its most accomplished albums, "El Pintor" (Matador), its first in four years. But founding guitarist Daniel Kessler says he had no idea what to expect when it first started taking shape with the band at a career...
| Oct 20, 2014
| 12:15 PM
"We were pretty conscious of wanting to look a certain way. We wanted people to recognize us as being in a band when we walked down the street, even if they didn't know which band we were. Chuck Taylors signaled that."
— Albert Hammond Jr. of...
| Apr 29, 2014
| 2:40 PM
On an April Tuesday afternoon, a big black van rolled through the streets of Elmhurst.
It might have been rented for a prom by a group of friends. It might have contained a baseball team headed to a game.
Then it stopped at Dominic Corso's home and...
| Apr 14, 2014
| 5:00 AM
INDIO — The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival has been referred to by some as Bro-chella since at least 2008, when the annual desert gathering featured such dude-friendly headliners as Jack Johnson and Roger Waters.
The latest edition,...
| May 16, 2014
| 11:44 AM
This year's FYF Fest lineup looks like it could be a Coachella bill.
The annual punk-ish festival has grown by leaps and bounds since its 2011 partnership with Goldenvoice, and the headliners for the Aug. 23 and 24 event reflect that. Onetime...