| Sep 12, 2012
| 12:26 AM
5:30 - 9 a.m. Jonathon Brandmeier
7:35 a.m. Later today Johnny B sings the 7th Inning Stretch! This morning, hear him rehearse with Cubs organist Gary Pressy.
9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Mike McConnell
10:05 a.m. Sometimes you feel like a nut…...
| Jul 31, 2012
The third Friday in August should be a good day to get a tee time in Illinois. Gov. Pat Quinn just called Illinois lawmakers off the golf course and back to work that day to save the state from a fiscal collapse.
The governor said Monday he has called...
| Aug 3, 2012
| 7:50 AM
Last Friday's Replacements tribute nite at Cafe Nine was encouraging. It felt exactly the way it should have felt—loose and sloppy, amiable, anything-goes. Anything too slick would have sucked. There were countless comforting bar-band rock & roll...
| Apr 16, 2012
| 6:57 PM
You may have heard Guns & Roses was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame this weekend and Axl Rose released an official statement to the hall telling them not to induct him in his absence and that no one was authorized to accept the award on his...
| Apr 25, 2012
| 9:29 AM
Cake is Generation X’s Cheap Trick. Everyone likes them, finds their music to be funny, ironic, danceable and perhaps not very deep, and few profess to be fanatical. They float above generic boundaries; if you’re narrow-minded, you can...
| Feb 27, 2009
Younger audiences, perhaps accustomed to the adopted personas of online realities, seem less bothered by questions of authenticity than previous generations. So it should be no surprise that the opening of " Jonas Brothers: The 3D Concert Experience,"...
| Oct 12, 2006
Ill Lit by any other name
In a parallel universe, the Ryman Auditorium was never nearly demolished, the word "pop" was never paired with "country," and Big & Rich never met. In that same universe, Ill Lit probably has a song on the Nashville charts.
| Mar 7, 2010
Part 2 in a series of occasional articles.
In the music video for Lady Gaga's hit single "Bad Romance,” the pop diva vamps across several nightmarish tableaux wearing a variety of barely there lingerie get-ups. The flashy clip caused a sensation...
| Dec 3, 2008
Short of gift ideas for that person who really does have everything? Then how about an underwear repair kit or maybe a Barack Obama "Yes, We Can" can opener?
Web site Stupid.com, which claims finding a truly stupid gift is an art form, on Tuesday...
| Jun 17, 2008
The Offspring "Rise and Fall, Rage and Grace" (Columbia) * * *
YOU EXPECT a band to show some new twists when it returns from a four-year absence, and in its first album since 2003, the Offspring obliges. "Rise and Fall, Rage and Grace" (released today)...
| Jan 6, 2010
| 4:34 PM
As the world settles back into the working grind, Pop & Hiss looks to the upcoming concert calendar to find worthwhile moments of escape. There are some expected big names coming to town throughout the winter and into early spring,......