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  • Interview: Phoenix singer Thomas Mars wants to surprise you

    Interview: Phoenix singer Thomas Mars wants to surprise you
    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...
  • Q&A: Wavves

    Q&A: Wavves
    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...
  • Steve Aoki was wrong about Lollapalooza

    Steve Aoki was wrong about Lollapalooza
    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...
  • Queens of the Stone Age to play Lolla aftershow at Metro

    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 There will be a two-ticket limit per customer. The band will follow up the club show with a...
  • Replacements reunion: Genius or folly?

    Replacements reunion: Genius or folly?
    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...
  • 'Saints' has hints of Malick, Altman ★★★

    'Saints' has hints of Malick, Altman ★★★
    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...
  • The Blisters at Lollapalooza: Once more for the kids

    The Blisters at Lollapalooza: Once more for the kids
    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...
  • Film Finance Forum Latin America Lines Up Panelists

    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...
  • Local Q&A: Filligar

    Local Q&A: Filligar
    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...
  • Local Q&A: Smith Westerns

    Local Q&A: Smith Westerns
    "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...
  • Pitchfork Music Festival wraps up with M.I.A. and R.Kelly

    Pitchfork Music Festival wraps up with M.I.A. and R.Kelly
    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...
  • Pitchfork Festival 2013 review

    Pitchfork Festival 2013 review
    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. In between,...