| Jun 24, 2011
| 9:45 AM
Lollapalooza weekend will once again be bustling with club activity before and after the big outdoor shows Aug. 5-7 in Grant Park, this year with four nights of bonus concerts beginning Aug. 3.
Though there are no arena-sized headliners playing small...
| Jul 17, 2011
Living in Los Angeles, one of the early joys of summer is running down the schedule at the Hollywood Bowl. Probably the most famed venue on the West Coast, the Bowl's sprawling, woodsy confines and nearly 18,000-person capacity can transform mere concerts...
| Mar 24, 2012
| 6:58 AM
In some ways, it was just like 1974. Two guitar-slinging rock bands -- one British, one American -- cranking up the nasty distortion and battering an arena packed with hard-partying, fist-pumping fans.
Unlike '74, though, there wasn't thick, weedy...
| Aug 7, 2011
| 10:32 PM
Lollapalooza 2011 is a wrap with record daily attendance (90,000), adding up to the most populated festival in North America (270,000) over the three-day weekend. Here’s an hour-by-hour account of Sunday’s action, once again from yours truly...
| Aug 15, 2011
| 6:12 AM
Oscar-nominated actor Josh Brolin hung out at The Underground and Board Room in River North Saturday. Brolin is married to Diane Lane, who is filming the new "Superman" film in the West suburbs.
”The View’s” Sherri Shepherd and new...
| Aug 25, 2011
| 10:00 PM
You were this close to stopping Diggy Simmons from rapping.
But you ultimately failed in your mission of stopping the 16-year-old son of Joseph (aka Rev Run) and nephew of Russell Simmons from...
| Dec 2, 2011
You could describe Anne Ream as brave, and you would be right, but not even close to finished. We brave the elements and we brave the gym and we brave, this time of year, the holiday crowds.
Ream braves a culture that assigns rape survivors to a life...
| Dec 5, 2011
| 7:08 AM
Two powerful modern rock bands will burst into Norfolk, guitars blazing, in March. An announcement made Monday, Dec. 5, said that the American band Black Keys will team with England's Arctic Monkeys for a show March 23 at the Ted Constant Center....
| Jun 9, 2011
| 12:19 AM
*** (out of four)
Oliver Tate (Craig Roberts) is like a lot of 15-year-olds: He tries to be smarter than he is while acknowledging he knows little, and he tries to do the right thing while admitting he can't let principles stand in the way of progress....
| Jun 15, 2011
| 7:53 AM
* * The Tree of Life
Written and directed by Terrence Malick. With Jessica Chastain, Brad Pitt and Sean Penn. (PG-13)
Why do bad things happen to good people? That's the age-old question pondered by Terrence Malick in The Tree of Life, which begins with...
| Feb 6, 2012
*** (out of four)
Mental monsters come out to play in a majorly catchy way for Dr. Dog's "Enter the Void," which features some of the most playfully smart rock lyricism (not written by Arctic Monkeys' Alex Turner) in a while. "I don't wanna fight, but I'...
| Jun 14, 2006
IT'S getting hotter — and hotter, according to Al Gore. Time to turn up the AC, plan more trips to the beach, and grab yourself a seriously cool milkshake.
A real shake, that is — not the synthetic kind handed to you from an anonymous drive-...