| Mar 8, 2012
| 4:37 PM
The Sweet Relief Musicians Fund is offering generous music fans a chance to turn their kindness into VIP tickets to the Coachella festival in Indio, Calif., in April when they contribute to the organization’s fundraiser designed to help local...
| Mar 14, 2012
| 4:36 PM
SXSW 2012: Wednesday panels and shows to watch, as tipped by Times pop music critic Randall Roberts, including Fiona Apple....
| Mar 14, 2012
| 4:36 PM
Bruce Springsteen scored his 10th No. 1 debut after his latest opus, “Wrecking Ball,” pushed 196,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan, barely nudging Grammy winning powerhouse Adele out of her plum position on top....
| Jun 7, 2011
| 8:48 AM
Some kind of magic switch seems to have gotten flipped. With summer here, Connecticut turns into a sunny wonderland of outdoor music festivals, county fairs, regional food shindigs and other finely focused affairs. Celebrate the seasonal joys of...
| May 14, 2012
First: Get excited! The four Chicago bands you chose from our RedEye Rock ‘n’ Vote Top 10 take the stage Wednesday, competing for your votes on-site to win a slot at Taste of Chicago. Former Rock ‘n’ Vote finalist and current...
| Jun 4, 2012
| 5:59 PM
Welcome back, Kelly Hogan.
More than a decade after the release of her last solo effort, "Because It Feel Good," the singer makes a long-overdue return to the spotlight with her excellent new album, "I Like to Keep Myself in Pain," a gorgeous effort...
| Mar 15, 2012
| 8:24 AM
I owed SXSW one of these. After 5 uneventful expeditions, my airplane karma caught up with me, setting me back a solid 7 hours or so. So the following was in a desperate effort to play catchup while staying ahead of a gathering airport hangover.
I got to...
| Sep 22, 2011
| 11:15 AM
The Hideout was built on dirt.
It was constructed directly on top of the soil, a stone's throw from Goose Island, before the Kennedy expressway loomed at its right and Home Depot sprawled on its left, before it became a bar, then a bar and a place to see...
| Jul 18, 2012
| 10:05 AM
With the voice like a young Ingrid Michaelson and chordal violin picking not unlike folk instrumentalist Andrew Bird, Ada Pasternak, a recent graduate of Berklee College of Music, is bringing her unique intimate sound to Café Nine, Wed., July 25....
| Jul 20, 2012
You won't catch Kishi Bashi swooning over rock-star fantasies — even though the Norfolk resident has taken some giant steps in their direction.
At 36, he's old enough and experienced enough to know that bright lights and fawning reviews don't...
| Apr 15, 2012
| 2:00 PM
Chicago rockers the Hudson Branch answered our Chi-Tunes questionnaire. Do the same and your band could appear in RedEye!
What makes your live show great?
We are a five piece band, and everyone in the band is a multi-instrumentalist. We also like to...
| May 8, 2012
Consider this the obligatory mention of Andrew Bird’s love-it-or-hate-it whistling. The singer/violinist won’t stop it. Ever.
“It would be unnatural to restrict myself from whistling,” says Bird, 38, who attended Lake Forest...