| Jan 26, 2013
| 12:39 PM
The reaction on Twitter to the new Strokes single has not been especially good. In fact, opinions of "One Way Trigger," which appeared on the band's website Friday, seem to be tending almost entirely toward the negative.
"aaaaahhh!! just listened to new...
| Jul 29, 2013
| 9:30 AM
After zooming back into public view last week with the Paul Thomas Anderson-directed video for her song "Hot Knife," Fiona Apple announced Monday that she'll tour the United States this fall.
Set to launch Oct. 3 in Portland, Ore., the trek is billed as...
| Aug 21, 2013
| 6:45 AM
Journalism — especially that of the pop-culture variety — has endured all sorts of blows in the last five years: layoffs left and right, publications getting shuttered, checks being slashed. But when all seems utterly dark and the stray vapors...
| Aug 23, 2011
| 12:53 PM
Thursday, August 25
FREAKS AND GREEKS
If any country is America's brethren, it's Greece. It also went from being a trailblazer in the field of democracy and the center of global culture and commerce to a humiliated deadbeat nation. (It took Greece...
| Sep 4, 2011
| 2:02 AM
Pearl Jam didn’t design the first of its 20th anniversary concerts Saturday at Alpine Valley Music Theatre with the casual fan in mind.
Instead, the 2 ½-hour, 28-song set in front of a packed house was one for the diehards, a celebration of some of...
| Sep 5, 2011
| 3:32 PM
The Bears' Jay Cutler, "Curb Your Enthusiasm" host Jeff Garlin and "Pardon the Interruption" co-host Michael Wilbon all dined separately at Paris Club Saturday.
Bill and Giuliana Rancic -- who are set to open a restaurant with Paris Club owners RJ,...
| 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...
| Apr 28, 2011
| 2:52 PM
Nikolai Fraiture hopes The Strokes aren't breaking up.
The New York five-member band has been dogged with questions about its longevity, relevance and commitment ever since the hype over its first album, "This is It," cooled down in the early 2000s.
| May 13, 2011
| 7:15 AM
A new, 27-track live album by Bruce Hornsby and The Noisemakers was released through Amazon.com last week. For May 2 only "Bride of The Noisemakers" was available as a $3.99 download -- a juicy discount from the normal price of $7.99.
| Aug 1, 2011
| 3:10 PM
Lollapalooza, according to “Rushmore” star and former Phantom Planet drummer Jason Schwartzman, is a little like the 1986 animated film “Care Bears Movie II: A New Generation.
He can explain. Sort of.
“The bands stay in one hotel...
| Aug 5, 2011
| 11:57 PM
Day 1 of Lollapalooza 2011 is in the books, as the first of 130 bands played on eight stages Friday in Grant Park. Attendance was maxed out – with 90,000 people expected each of three days at the festival. Here’s how Friday went down, with...