| 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,...
| 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...
| 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...
| Mar 25, 2013
| 6:06 AM
*** (out of four)
A decidedly more '80s version of The Strokes shows up for "Comedown Machine," the New York outfit's fifth major release. How '80s is this record? It's so '80s that there's actually a song called "'80s Comedown Machine." It'd be a...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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,...
| 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...
| Apr 19, 2013
| 6:00 AM
When the Yeah Yeah Yeahs began making records in 2001, it would've been difficult to imagine the band someday doing a song as "Like a Prayer"-ish as "Sacrilege," the first track on its new album.
"Falling for a guy, fell down from the sky," frontwoman...
| Apr 24, 2013
UPDATE: 2013 Rock 'n' Vote voting has closed. RSVP for the show (required for attendance) and click here to get to know this year's acts better. See you there!
The abundance of great Chicago bands never ceases, or ceases to impress.