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  • Modest Mouse returns from eight-year break with crowd-pleaser 'Strangers to Ourselves'

    Modest Mouse returns from eight-year break with crowd-pleaser 'Strangers to Ourselves'
    Before I write what I think about “Strangers to Ourselves,” Modest Mouse's first album in eight years, I just want to say that 1) Eight years is a long time to wait to release an album and 2) I'm so happy the Portland, Ore.-based band is back. That said, if I knew this record, the group's sixth, would have one of the worst songs I've ever heard, I would've missed Modest Mouse a lot less.
  • AACM's spirit endures in underground rock

    AACM's spirit endures in underground rock
    It was a sultry, starlit night at the Chicago Jazz Festival in 1988 and one of the leading lights of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians was following cool-jazz avatar Stan Getz in the headlining slot: the Art Ensemble of Chicago....

    Slint's David Pajo recovering after reported suicide attempt

    Slint's David Pajo recovering after reported suicide attempt
    David Pajo, a well-respected guitarist who cofounded the band Slint, was recovering Friday after what is believed to have been a suicide attempt. Various sources reported that Pajo left a note on his personal blog Thursday night that indicated an...

    2015 celeb-spotting preview: Look to the new

    2015 celeb-spotting preview: Look to the new
    Famous people will visit Chicago in 2015. I know it’s not as bold of a prediction as some of the ones you’re used to reading around this time of year, but I figured I’d remind you why you should note some of the new (or remodeled)...

    Seasonal songs from TV shows we'd like to hear, or maybe not

    Seasonal songs from TV shows we'd like to hear, or maybe not
    TV shows, while not typically known for their contributions to music, often rejoice in the sounds of the season. Last month, PBS' period drama "Downton Abbey" released a Christmas album featuring selections from cast members that included Charles...