| Sep 24, 2013
| 1:06 PM
Thomas Mars doesn’t plan in advance when and where he will crowd-surf during performances. The lead singer of French rock band Phoenix said it just kind of happens. But at 36 years old, the father of two and husband of director Sofia Coppola...
| Sep 23, 2013
| 10:09 PM
Rowdy punk rockers Wavves might have embraced a more mature sound on their latest studio album, “Afraid of Heights,” but that doesn’t mean frontman Nathan Williams is ready to grow up just yet.
On a recent U.K. tour, the singer and...
| Sep 26, 2013
| 1:55 PM
Steve Aoki had his doubts about his Lollapalooza DJ set in Grant Park August.
The 35-year-old electronic dance music star known for throwing cake into the crowd was performing at the same time as The Killers, Nine Inch Nails and Lana Del Rey. He was...
| Jul 10, 2013
| 8:13 AM
Queens of the Stone Age will play Metro on Aug. 1 as part of the parade of Lollapalooza aftershows. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday at etix.com. There will be a two-ticket limit per customer.
The band will follow up the club show with a...
| Jul 12, 2013
| 11:03 AM
A Replacements reunion? If you had mentioned the possibility to the band’s primary songwriter and singer, Paul Westerberg, over the last couple decades, he’d come thisclose to cracking you over the head with his guitar.
But now Westerberg...
| Aug 28, 2013
| 3:07 PM
A nation lousy with unglamorous crime cries out for the fake stuff, at least in song and in the movies. We love our criminals treated with tender regard and a touch of the poet.
"Ain't Them Bodies Saints" is a cinematic ballad from writer-director David...
| Aug 4, 2013
| 6:10 PM
A couple of hours before the Blisters played Lollapalooza on Saturday, a drum circle broke out a stone's throw from the stage. The drum circle was composed of small children and toddlers who banged incessantly on bongos and whatever was placed before...
| Jul 15, 2013
| 10:30 PM
The first Film Finance Forum in Latin America, slated Aug. 21 in Rio, will showcase panels that feature a Who's Who in Latin America, Hollywood and Europe.
Latin American panelists include Mundial sales chief Cristina Garza; Rio Film Commissioner/Latin...
| Jul 19, 2013
| 7:28 AM
Filligar, a band of brothers anchored by siblings Johnny, Ted and Pete Mathias (longtime pal Casey Gibson rounds out the lineup), has become accustomed to life on the road.
In addition to sustaining a hectic tour schedule, the roots-rock group, which...
| Jul 19, 2013
| 9:31 AM
"I'm trying to catch my breath," sings Smith Westerns frontman Cullen Omori on the local rockers' gorgeous third album, the recently released "Soft Will."
Few could blame Omori, who, along with bandmates Cameron Omori and Max Kakacek (new drummer...
| Jul 21, 2013
| 7:59 PM
Here's how the final day of the Pitchfork Music Festival went down Sunday in Union Park, with commentary from yours truly (GK) and Bob Gendron (BG):
1:21 p.m.: "Are you all happy to be alive" queries Tree, before taking the crowd to church. The...
| Jul 22, 2013
| 12:13 AM
It began in rain-soaked disappointment, with an impending storm cutting short a much-anticipated headlining set Friday by Icelandic singer Bjork, and ended Sunday with an evening of bump and grind, courtesy of Chicago R&B kingpin R. Kelly.