| Jul 25, 2011
| 5:03 AM
MOVIES OPENING (Friday)
Cowboys & Aliens
Crazy, Stupid, Love.
Mongo Wrestling Alliance (season finale; 12:15 a.m. Monday; Adult Swim)
There’s Something Wrong With Aunt Diane (special; 9 p.m. Monday; HBO)
The A-List: New York...
| Nov 29, 2013
| 8:11 AM
Disappears has made four albums in four years with three different drummers. It's a prescription for chaos, but founding guitarist-singer Brian Case says the acclaimed Chicago quartet has used the personnel changes to its advantage.
When a drummer is...
| Dec 12, 2013
| 11:38 AM
As each year winds down, Turn It Up focuses on the best of Chicago's independent music scene. Here are my 10 favorite local indie releases for 2013:
1. Chance the Rapper, “Acid Rap” (chanceraps.com): Chancellor Bennett follows his debut...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 8:55 PM
Disappears: Masters of the dark, deep, trace-inducing guitar swirl, the quartet will debut tracks from its fourth studio album, “Era” (Kranky). Didn’t think it would be possible, but on “Era” the band sounds more cavernous...
| Mar 21, 2012
| 4:58 PM
The drums, as Sonic Youth might say, pound an expressway through your skull. The bass forcefully walks the divide between rhythm and melody. Guitars throw a curtain of dirt over everything, and then smear it around. Beneath all the mayhem, melodies emerge...
| Sep 22, 2012
| 1:59 PM
A new Pure Michigan video that's been up on the Web for barely two weeks was pulled down off YouTube on Saturday.
The statewide sing-along video created by two guys from Grand Rapids -- Rob Bliss and Jeff Barrett -- made its debut during halftime of the...
| Aug 16, 2012
| 2:43 PM
While the summer is nearing an end, a new festival will extend it just a bit longer.
Wicker Park taco-and-booze haven Big Star, in conjunction with the Metro and Tecate, will launch its first annual music festival Sept. 8 called The Dust-Up.
| Jun 21, 2011
| 4:32 PM
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......
| Dec 13, 2011
| 9:36 PM
A list of upcoming concerts across the Southland, with on-sale dates in parentheses. Staples Center Red Hot Chili Peppers, Feb. 26; Romeo Santos, March 21 (Fri.) NOS Events Center Cypress Hill Smokeout 2012 with Sublime with Rome and more, Dec.......
| Aug 7, 2011
| 4:31 AM
Day 2 of Lollapalooza in Grant Park has crossed the finish line. Here’s an hour-by-hour account with reporting from yours truly (GK) and the ever-vigilant Bob Gendron (BG):
11:44 a.m.: Want to go to Lollapalooza without having to buy tickets?...
| Oct 9, 2011
Andy Warhol, the guru of Pop art, reveled in a lifelong obsession with newspapers, especially tabloids and their garish headlines. As a teenager, he saved pages with photos of his favorite Hollywood stars. Throughout his life he packed hundreds of...