| Dec 18, 2010
Don Van Vliet, a maverick musician who emerged from the Southern California desert with the name Captain Beefheart and a singular and influential form of avant-garde rock in the 1960s, died Friday. He was 69.
Van Vliet, who retreated to a reclusive...
| Jun 27, 2010
| 4:32 PM
A few key moments Saturday from Eric Claptonâ€™s Crossroads Guitar Festival at Toyota Park: 11:45 a.m.: Emcee Bill Murray emerges to demonstrate that even he has learned a few things since the last Crossroads festival, in 2007, by playing a......
| Jun 27, 2010
| 4:32 AM
Eric Clapton performs at Crossroads Guitar Festival on Saturday. (Tribune photo by William DeShazer) View more Crossroads pictures HERE. In the months leading up to his Crossroads Guitar Festival on Saturday at Toyota Park in south suburban Bridgeview,...
| Aug 16, 2010
| 1:07 PM
Big Head Todd and The Monsters are celebrating the release their brand new studio album, Rocksteady (July 20, 2010/Big Records).
As the Denver Post reported in a recent feature story, Rocksteady finds the platinum selling artists "centered and...
| Aug 26, 2010
Every year the VOODOO EXPERIENCE has one of the most diverse artist line-ups of any musical event in America--an unbeatable mix of what's cutting edge, iconic and traditional (New Orleans) that pays tribute to the music of the region. This year VOODOO--...
| Feb 20, 2011
He's a high-ranking cop in charge of one of the most challenging districts in the city, but when his house burned down last month, he and his family were presented with a new challenge.
It was a big night Sunday for Capt. Bob Bardy of NOPD's Sixth...
| Oct 11, 2011
| 8:12 PM
Just when we thought Slow Burn Burlesque couldn't get any more demented and disturbing, it's time for "Show Ghouls," the Halloween horror extravaganza! Join us at the Howlin' Wolf for a night of blood and babes. The show will feature all our favorite Slow...
| Jan 12, 2012
| 6:59 PM
Slow Burn Burlesque is back with another wild tribute. This time they're lampooning the country we love with "Slow Burn Does America" with irreverent tributes to the culture of the good ole' U.S. of A. The show will feature a beauty pageant, has-been...
| Apr 19, 2008
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Bernie Pearl bent over his vintage Martin guitar at a Westside recording studio, listening to the playback of his interpretation of the Muddy Waters classic...
| Jun 3, 2008
Primal rock and blues musician Bo Diddley, who helped cast the sonic template of rock more than 50 years ago with a signature syncopated rhythm that became universally recognized as "the Bo Diddley beat," died Monday. He was 79.
Diddley died of heart...
| Jun 4, 2009
Koko Taylor, a Chicago musical icon who became one of the most revered female blues vocalists of her time with signature hits such as "Wang Dang Doodle," "I'm a Woman" and "Hey Bartender," died Wednesday at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago of...
| Feb 2, 2009
NEW ORLEANS, La. (Friday, January 30, 2009)--Opening to the public on February 8 and continuing through April 26, the New Orleans Museum of Art presents Frederick J. Brown: New Portraits of Jazz Greats, an exhibition of paintings depicting 20th century...