| Jan 19, 2013
| 11:52 AM
WASHINGTON -- Anthony David discreetly weaved his way through the well-dressed crowd packed into the second floor of a small D.C. bar.
When he reached the back of the bar and grabbed his black guitar there was no question that the headliner had taken the...
| Oct 7, 2012
Australian singer Wouter De Backer has been making music as Gotye for longer than a decade. But he only became popular whenl the single "Somebody That I Used to Know" topped international pop-music charts in the summer of 2011.
It may be a long time till...
| Oct 21, 2012
| 12:19 PM
When Andrew Bird, the celebrated indie-folk musician, asked Xan Aranda to direct a documentary about the final dates of his 2009 concert tour, she wasted no time in answering him.
“I said no,” Aranda recalls from her home in Chicago.
| Feb 20, 2013
| 8:36 AM
The summer concert season will be memorable for The Last Bison, Chesapeake’s fast-rising indie-folk band.
The acoustic septet is poised to release a major-label debut album next month and the group has been booked for several high-profile...
| Oct 5, 2012
When he takes the stage at the Fillmore Miami Beach on Monday, Oct. 8, Andrew Bird no doubt will present himself as the man his audience has come to see: a classically trained musician whose go-to instrument is the violin; an adventurous songwriter with a...
| May 10, 2012
| 8:37 PM
St. Vincent: Annie Clark’s 2011 date in Chicago following the release of her “Strange Mercy” album was marred by some technical issues that muted her world-class guitar playing. Here’s hoping this time her shredding talents come...
| Dec 16, 2011
| 10:26 AM
The Old Town School of Folk Music has had a lot of legendary and influential artists pass through its doors during its 55 years, and many of them have been documented on recordings that up until now have been available only to the school’s music...
| Apr 1, 2012
| 6:14 PM
Baseball, fireworks, a Wilco concert – for certain Chicagoans (and you know who you are), that’s a quintessential summer package.
Wilco announced Sunday on its Web site that it will play a triple-header of sorts July 8 at Fifth Third Bank...
| Jul 6, 2012
| 8:45 AM
Neil Diamond: His set list is full of instant sing-alongs. Some are “so good, so good” (“Sweet Caroline”) they’re sometimes performed twice. Diamond is 71, yet he still puts on an energetic, hit-packed show, 8 p.m. Friday...
| Sep 20, 2011
| 10:37 PM
A year ago, Kids These Days was a callow Chicago band for whom playing Lollapalooza was little more than a dream. The band’s MC, Vic Mensa, still wanted to attend the festival, but he didn’t have the money. So he tried to jump a fence to get...
| Aug 23, 2011
| 4:23 PM
Just last week, I dusted off an old VHS tape of "The Muppet Movie" to show my son. (Yes I still have a working VCR). The Muppets, while probably recognizable to today's kids, haven't exactly a household name. But it seems that will change soon. Today Walt...
| Jan 5, 2012
| 4:36 PM
The nebulous, constantly changing date in January is fast approaching when the Coachella Music and Arts Festival announces the year's lineup. Among the artists rumored to be playing are Radiohead, Daft Punk and No Doubt. Stay tuned to Pop & Hiss for...