| May 20, 2014
| 7:12 PM
Last year, Bruce Finkelman (Empty Bottle) and Craig Golden (Longman & Eagle, Space) teamed up to reopen Thalia Hall, a Chicago landmark originally opened in 1892 at the corner of 18th and Allport streets to serve as a community arts center for Pilsen....
| Mar 21, 2014
| 5:08 AM
The full lineup for the 2014 Pitchfork Music Festival (July 18-20 in Union Park) has been revealed, and you may be concerned that you aren't familiar with some of the acts. Let us help you sound cool with a cheat sheet breaking down a few of the newly...
| Apr 2, 2014
| 10:00 PM
Before Punch House and Dusek's opened in Pilsen last year, Thalia Hall was just a building—a beautiful, historic, dusty building in need of a lot of TLC.
Bruce Finkelman and Craig Golden, who both have experience running music venues Empty...
| Aug 17, 2013
| 10:00 AM
While working on her well-received 2012 album "Ekstasis," Los Angeles singer-composer Julia Holter crafted a song that was such a departure that she set it aside. The piece, "Maxim's II," was inspired by a famous scene in the 1958 movie musical "Gigi" and...
| Oct 30, 2013
It's almost impossible to hear discussion of "Reflektor," the just-released Arcade Fire album, without the words "highly anticipated" attached. The message that comes with it, and the latest from the Grammy award-winning Canadians, is, "At a time when few...
| Mar 23, 2013
| 1:39 PM
New music from Daft Punk appears -- finally -- to be coming.
After teasing fans earlier this month with a mysterious 15-second television commercial aired during "Saturday Night Live,"the French disco-pop duo evidently made its new studio album...
| Oct 17, 2012
| 9:23 AM
The inaugural UR1 Festival will delight hipsters, hip-hoppers and dance-music lovers this year at Art Basel: The fest's second round of artists was announced this morning, adding Animal Collective, Dead Can Dance, Flying Lotus and Slash to an already...
| Aug 6, 2012
Spoiler alert: Little-known, critically acclaimed early 1970s folk singer Rodriguez is not, contrary to popular belief, dead.
Yet, as chronicled in the Sundance award-winning film “Searching for Sugar Man,” that’s what many fans in...
| Mar 6, 2013
| 10:25 AM
Searching For Sugar Man
Showing as part of the New London Winter Film Festival, Thursday, March 7, Garde Arts Center, 325 State St., New London, (860) 444-7373, gardearts.org
The music business is unjust. Everyone knows that. Some seemingly...
| May 20, 2013
| 10:12 AM
3 stars (out of 4)
Now that electronic music has become a major presence on the pop charts and the sports arenas of North America, the timing couldn’t be better for the French godfathers of 21st Century rave to strap on their robot gear and ride...
| May 1, 2013
| 7:10 AM
w/ Majical Cloudz, May 8, 8 p.m., $15, The Space, 295 Treadwell St., Hamden, manicproductions.org
If you listen to Wondrous Bughouse, the terrific new album by Trevor Powers' Youth Lagoon, there's a sense that, within the swirling,...