| Jun 23, 2014
| 9:45 AM
The Firefly Music Festival is not for everyone, especially for those that find much of the following unappealing: Multiple days of camping, ironic tank-tops, drinking games, Grateful Dead tapestries, dust, drug dealers, bugs, hydration packs, portable...
| Sep 11, 2013
| 5:09 AM
Seeing J. Roddy Walston and the Business in concert always guarantees one thing: You'll leave much sweatier than you arrived.
Since arriving in Baltimore from Tennessee in 2004, the quartet's workmanlike reputation has been built on its raucous, give-...
| Jul 10, 2011
| 11:36 AM
TV on the Radio, Cee Lo Green, the Black Keys and Patti Smith are among the headliners at this year’s Virgin Mobile FreeFest, which returns to Merriweather Post Pavilion Sept. 10, organizers will announce today.
The announcement follows months of...
| Jun 30, 2011
| 2:47 PM
Charlie Wilson has been alive for 58 years, and has been singing for nearly all of them — first in his church choir and then in the Gap Band, the pioneering funk group he formed at the age of 14 with his brothers Ronnie and Robert.
| Jun 27, 2012
| 10:00 AM
We just heard about a Chicago bar that will be serving a Black Sabbath burger in honor of the band's scheduled comeback appearance at this year's Lollapalooza. They're naming it the War Pigs Burger after the 1970s song by that name.
The burger, says...
| Aug 8, 2011
| 9:29 AM
Looks like the Foo Fighters will play the DMV this year after all.
It was announced today the band will perform at the Verizon Center in Washington November 11, just a week after Kanye West and Jay-Z perform there on their "Watch the Throne" tour.
| Aug 13, 2011
| 12:46 PM
My Morning Jacket performed Friday at Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia. b editor Anne Tallent reviews the show below.
"Told me not to smoke drugs, but I wouldn't listen
Never thought I'd get caught and wind up in prison"
The lyrics of My...
| May 20, 2004
Current Members: Dan Book, guitar and vocals; Mike Abrian, lead vocals; Justin Posner, drums; and "Clunky" Jacobson, bass.
Founded in: 1999
Style: hard rock
Influenced by: 311, Guns N' Roses, Led Zeppelin and Nirvana
| Sep 19, 2014
| 9:43 AM
The Black Keys are that rare 21st-century rock band that just keeps ascending. Singer-guitarist Dan Auerbach and drummer Patrick Carney have been together for more than a decade and have slowly climbed from the dirtiest, dankest of basements and clubs...
| Sep 18, 2014
| 5:46 AM
Benjamin Booker's self-titled debut album brims with feral blues-punk songs sung in a raw, grainy voice that sounds like it belongs to a 60-year-old soul survivor rather than a fresh-faced, 25-year-old upstart. Only a year ago, Booker was working at a...
| Sep 16, 2014
| 10:07 AM
Some bands’ peak periods last longer than others, and some come later than others. Spoon, which released its first album in 1996, felt like it had reached the height of its powers with 2007’s “Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga,” a taut, bright, hooky...
| Sep 16, 2014
| 3:14 PM
Riot Fest became a mud fest this year.
Just how much damage was done to Humboldt Park, home of the three-day music festival, still was being assessed Monday, according to the Chicago Park District.
But one thing was certain: It was difficult for...