| Mar 13, 2012
| 5:28 PM
All hail The Hives! The Swedish garage-rockers announced this week that their fifth studio album, "Lex Hives," will be released in June. As a huge fan of the wave of early-'00s garage rock groups with a "The" attached to their names (The White Stripes,...
| Feb 17, 2012
| 7:00 AM
Girl Talk has been booked to perform at Power Plant Live on St. Patrick's Day, the venue is announcing today. The Baltimore act Height with Friends will open.
The two acts will perform on the outdoor stage March 17 for the venue's day-long St. Patrick's...
| Sep 24, 2012
| 10:36 AM
In 1989, a four-ish-year-old Jeffrey Novak scored the Ghostbusters II soundtrack — his first record purchase. The album, which featured contributions from Bobby Brown, Run-D.M.C. and Elton John, did not change his life — at least not in the...
| Dec 3, 2012
Album review: Ke$ha, 'Warrior'
***1/2 (out of 4)
A few years ago, Ke$ha introduced herself to the world as a glitter enthusiast who uses whiskey for mouthwash. She has no particular image to maintain. So rather than turning to someone like mastermind...
| Jul 31, 2012
| 3:25 PM
There isn't going to be a better time all year for star sightings in Chicago than this weekend.
Lollapalooza will not only bring 100-plus acts to the city, but also draw dozens of celebrities who are just as excited as the rest of us to watch their...
| Apr 25, 2012
UPDATE: THE POLLS HAVE CLOSED. CHECK BACK LATER THIS WEEK TO FIND OUT WHO MADE THE FINAL 4!
After 9 years of facing off Chicago bands in our Rock ‘n’ Vote competition, you might think the city would run out of strong candidates.
You would be...
| Jun 22, 2012
| 4:36 AM
When he was 12, Joey Armstrong triumphantly walked off the stage after his band finished its first-ever performance. His preteen punk band had won over some new fans and, more important, his secret was still safe.
Or so he thought — until the...
| Mar 10, 2011
| 8:30 AM
Here’s a confession: I’m a sucker for the next big thing. When I first heard the Strokes’ “New York City Cops,” I immediately hopped on board. I gave fair shakes to the Hives, Bloc Party and even the Vines. Basically, if...
| Oct 19, 2011
| 9:32 PM
Bijou Phillips and Danny Masterson are married. Actors Bijou Phillips and Danny Masterson have been dating for eight years and engaged for nearly three. After a volcano shot down their plans to marry in Iceland last year, they tied the knot in an Irish...
| Sep 13, 2011
| 9:36 PM
The Walkmen have gotten a sprinter’s start as they prepare a follow-up to their 2010 album, “Lisbon” -- recording 18 songs ahead of schedule for the forthcoming record. So far, the new tracks have proved to be an exercise in sonic...
| Sep 8, 2011
| 4:35 PM
It was Buddy Holly Day in Hollywood as the late rock & roll singer was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and a tribute concert....