| May 12, 2014
| 5:27 PM
Local H frontman Scott Lucas and former Smashing Pumpkins drummer Jimmy Chamberlin had never played together before last summer's Hot Stove Cool Music fundraiser, yet there they were again early this month performing their own soundtrack to Sergei Eisenstein's landmark 1925 silent film "Battleship Potemkin" at the Chicago International Movies & Music Festival.
| Jun 28, 2013
| 11:37 PM
After a two-hour tribute to Big Star’s lost-then-found classic album “Third,” drummer Jody Stephens provided an instant review for the audience Friday at Park West.
The concert “reminds me of recording the third album,”...
| Aug 1, 2013
What do you think of when you think of Chicago?
Great indie music. Some of my favorites include: Urge Overkill, The Smashing Pumpkins, Ministry, alt country pioneers The Waco Brothers, Liz Phair (the early days), Neko Case, The Redwalls, Smith Westerns,...
| Sep 27, 2012
| 8:40 PM
How do you write Lin's Bin?
Lin's Bin starts with a question.
Is it OK to compliment a woman on her breasts?
Where does the time go?
Why are teenagers so cranky?
The questions come from clueless frat boys, from wistful mothers, from grade school kids...
| Oct 3, 2012
| 11:35 AM
Plants and Animals
Wed., Oct. 10, BAR, 254 Crown St., New Haven, (203) 495-1111, barnightclub.com; Fri., Oct. 12, Iron Horse Music Hall, 20 Center St., Northampton, MA, (413) 586-8686, iheg.com.
It used to be that rock and roll was rebellious. If you...