| Nov 12, 2013
| 3:09 PM
"Hold on. I'm in a weird place," said Zach Williams, leader of The Lone Bellow, as he lost reception while passing through a mountain range over the phone on Wednesday.
That "weird place" could also be applied to his music career at the moment. The...
| Sep 11, 2014
| 7:21 AM
By Bernard Vaughan
NEW YORK, Sept 11 (Reuters) - Norwegian author Karl Ove
Knausgaard won critical praise for his first two novels, one of
which was a highly inventive tale of human encounters with
But for his third book, Knausgaard wrote...
| Jul 12, 2014
| 12:35 PM
The Downtown Sound music series is now a Monday night fixture during the summer at Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park, but it wasn't always so.
The city of Chicago had a hands-off policy toward rock music for generations, a phobia turned into...
| Feb 20, 2014
| 7:19 AM
For Stout Sports Bar and Grille owner Simon Kearney, there’s no time like now to raise money for the fight against breast cancer — or to raise a blazing pink, 28-foot LED cherry blossom tree outside his Oakland Park pub.
Kearney, who has two...
| Feb 4, 2014
| 5:00 AM
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Stars under the stars is what the Hollywood Bowl is all about. In the 2014 Bowl season announced Tuesday by the Los Angeles Philharmonic, a number of them – namely, the cast of “Hair&...
| Feb 21, 2014
Indie rock songwriter Sam Beam considers family so important that, last fall, he pulled up stakes at his home of eight years near Austin, Texas, and relocated wife, kids and guitars to Durham, N.C.
"All the grandparents were on the East Coast," said...
| Jan 30, 2014
| 7:38 AM
"I get restless pretty quick," is how singer-songwriter Sam Beam, who records under the name Iron and Wine, explains his latest album, "Ghost on Ghost." Recorded with strings and horn sections and backup singers, it's an eclectic folk/pop/R&B album that...
| Jan 10, 2014
| 2:06 PM
A big, summertime rock show at Farm Bureau Live was announced this week. Fall Out Boy and Paramore will visit the region's biggest concert venue July 22. Tickets go on sale starting Wednesday, Jan. 15, with an early bird lawn price of $10 plus fees...
| Jan 31, 2013
| 10:31 AM
Good news for fans of hushed, rustic indie folk: A new Iron and Wine album is on the way.
Due out April 16, "Ghost on Ghost" will serve as the band's debut for Nonesuch Records, which with its roster of brainy, roots-oriented types -- think Laura...
| May 16, 2013
| 7:05 AM
Iron & Wine is just one dude, Sam Beam, and he's mellow as hell. He's got a beard and looks like he spends a good deal of time holed up in a cabin in the woods, and though that's very fashionable right now, Beam isn't a hipster trend-follower. He's been...
| May 6, 2013
| 8:00 PM
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