| Apr 14, 2014
| 5:00 AM
INDIO — The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival has been referred to by some as Bro-chella since at least 2008, when the annual desert gathering featured such dude-friendly headliners as Jack Johnson and Roger Waters.
The latest edition,...
| Mar 11, 2014
| 5:21 PM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Cultural Affairs Commissioner Michelle Boone double-teamed the city of Austin on Tuesday in what was essentially a daylong info-mercial for Chicago as a musical and cultural force.
There was an agenda, of course: Cater to the...
| Mar 20, 2014
| 1:39 PM
There's been some last-minute additions to the lineup for the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, and if your tastes lean more artisinal beef jerky than OutKast, you're in luck.
The Goldenvoice-promoted event, to be held over the weekends of April...
| Apr 12, 2014
| 8:55 AM
The first time Temples visited Chicago in November 2013, the city's red-meat-and-potatoes reputation made the British psych-rock crew a bit anxious.
“We thought it would be really hard to find food without meat in it,” said singer/guitarist/...
| Jun 3, 2014
| 8:49 AM
The party doesn't stop when Grant Park closes each of the three nights Lollapalooza is in town between Aug. 1 and 3.
Venues across the city will host late-night aftershows during the festival featuring artists on the official 130-band Lollapalooza...
| May 28, 2014
| 3:42 AM
As the Divvy bike-share program experiences record ridership numbers, the city is testing a valet service at crowded hot spots.
This service was deployed Memorial Day weekend from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at three popular Divvy locations: Theater on the Lake...
| Apr 21, 2014
| 10:14 AM
Jeff Tweedy, Janelle Monae, Aloe Blacc, Nickel Creek and Emmylou Harris will be among the headliners at Taste of Chicago July 9-13.
Tickets for reserved seats at the Petrillo Music Shell are to go on sale May 22 at tasteofchicago.us. Mayor Rahm...
| May 29, 2014
| 3:05 PM
There’s no good weekend, let alone multiple weekends, to slow traffic to a crawl on a major Chicago thoroughfare. But Illinois Department of Transportation officials said they made sure to steer clear of some big events — including...
| May 16, 2014
During his Video Games Live! concerts this weekend in South Florida, Tommy Tallarico says he'll invoke a classic that should unite two generations of video gamers: the arcade gem Space Invaders. On a vast projection screen suspended above a full orchestra...
| May 12, 2014
| 6:45 AM
Eminem joined in the Mother's Day festivities over the weekend with the release of a music video for his song "Headlights."
The track, from last year's "The Marshall Mathers LP 2," chronicles the rapper's troubled relationship with his mother, Debbie...
| May 12, 2014
| 10:05 AM
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I weep for The Bravery. I don’t weep for Scissor Sisters. But I salute that, despite being a few years removed from its biggest hits, Canadian electro-funk duo Chromeo remains a survivor of the mid-‘00s wave of buzz bands....
| May 11, 2014
| 10:00 PM
The three sisters of Haim didn’t release any music until they’d been a band for five years, spending much of that time honing what’s now a must-see live show. On “Falling,” the first track on the group’s consistently...