| Aug 5, 2013
An underwhelming lineup on paper provided a lot of highs in person--and several lows. These are the best and worst shows we saw this weekend.
The Postal Service
Second-to-last show EVER??? How can you say no? The crowd was smaller than expected...
| Aug 6, 2012
| 7:46 AM
Star Slinger is the stage name of Darren Williams, a quickly rising a producer/DJ from the UK. He has made his name on incredibly inventive instrumentals and rap remixes which often improve on the original, a rarity for most. He played the ever popular...
| Aug 13, 2012
| 1:00 PM
Miraculously, Girl Talk’s Gregg Gillis has managed to keep his career — mashing up samples of songs by other artists into new, dance-frenzy tracks — going, without having his ass repeatedly sued into submission.
“As far as the...
| Jun 25, 2013
| 10:44 AM
Rock the Bells added a batch of additional performers to its 2013 lineup from younger voices J. Cole, Pusha T and Action Bronson to veteran hip-hop statesmen KRS One and Slick Rick.
The additions, which were announced Monday night, included more than...
| Nov 1, 2012
| 11:00 AM
The Hood Internet’s first album of original music, “Feat” (Decon), initially comes off as a departure from the Chicago-North Carolina duo’s trademark mash-ups.
Don’t believe the hype, says Steve Reidell, who partners in...
| Aug 28, 2012
Take a deep breath. OK, now you’re ready for another summer music fest, right?
We hope so. This weekend’s North Coast Music Fest (running through Sunday in Union Park) offers plenty of reasons to be excited for another weekend-long music...
| Aug 29, 2012
1572 N. Milwaukee Ave. 773-489-3160
It’s not the prettiest space in the city, and some of the rock acts can creep toward the “generic” label. Still, DD has been home to early shows from acts such as Kid Rock and The Killers;...
| Apr 2, 2012
| 4:23 PM
Last night I went to see The Hood Internet at Lincoln Hall. If you're not familiar with The Hood Internet, they're a DJ duo consisting of ABX (Aaron Brink) and STV SLV (Steve Reidell). They mash up hip hop and rock songs and it's a lot of fun to dance to....
| Aug 6, 2011
| 6:46 AM
While you were losing your mind at Girl Talk (more on that later), one of the world's few remaining megabands took to the Bud Light stage on the north end of Grant Park.
Coldplay opened with a wild laser light show. It didn't last long enough for some, a...
| Dec 30, 2011
| 4:22 AM
The two best concerts I attended in 2011 had a lot in common. Each featured a veteran rocker at the peak of his ability to connect to the audience, playing precisely the right songs and performing them precisely the right......
| Jan 10, 2012
| 9:36 PM
The booking of Pulp, with its ‘Common People' anti-1% screed, typifies Coachella '12. One of the great, universal rock anthems of the last two decades — Pulp's “Common People” — bypassed the U.S. when it exploded out of...
| Jan 18, 2012
| 4:36 PM
The bills could fundamentally re-make the Internet, but especially online music sharing....