| Aug 4, 2013
| 4:59 AM
Day two of Lollapalooza started out with sunshine and a lineup shake-up.
Greg Kot (GK), Bob Gendron(BG) and Andy Downing(AD) give us the rundown of day two.
12:01 p.m.: Austin, Texas, quintet the Wheeler Brothers kick things off on Lollapalooza's...
| Aug 1, 2013
445 N. Clark St. 312-661-1434
Mexican cuisine king Rick Bayless presides over these sibling restaurants that share an entrance and bar; Topolo skews toward fine dining, while Frontera is more rustic and regional. For a taste...
| Jul 31, 2013
| 5:58 AM
It’s here: The one weekend a year when the top parties in the world aren’t taking place in Los Angeles, New York, Paris or Rio de Janeiro, but right in our very own backyard. Lollapalooza weekend is your opportunity to mingle with...
| Aug 2, 2013
| 2:42 PM
For a festival in which food is not the primary focus, or even the secondary focus, Lollapalooza puts out a pretty good spread.
The Chow Towns, as they're called — lines of side-by-side booths clustered along Columbus Drive just north and just...
| Aug 2, 2013
| 9:44 AM
Since Lollapalooza landed on Chicago’s lakefront in 2005, Tribune music critic Greg Kot and a team of Tribune reporters, photographers, editors, online producers and videographers have been in Grant Park and back at Tribune Tower working to bring...
| Jul 28, 2013
| 8:01 AM
Memo to: Everyone.
Re: Shutting Up During Concerts.
So, uh, everyone … if you've been wondering lately about what you could do to dramatically improve my enjoyment at concerts this summer (and beyond), well, No. 1: Wow, thanks for the...
| Aug 1, 2013
| 10:56 AM
For Lollapalooza, the CTA on Friday will operate longer trains until 11 p.m., and longer trains and more frequent service on Saturday and Sunday until at least 11:30 p.m., the agency said Thursday.
According to a CTA press release, from Friday night...
| Jul 25, 2013
| 1:19 PM
Jessie Ware's voice is a marvelous instrument, but it doesn't overpower. Instead, it slips inside the consciousness, barely noticed, and then becomes a constant companion. That's the way Ware's best-selling debut album, "Devotion" (Cherrytree/Interscope),...
| Jun 23, 2013
Faced with public outrage and congressional pressure, the oil company BP vowed six years ago to develop cutting-edge technology that could sharply reduce toxic mercury discharged into Lake Michigan by its massive refinery about 20 miles southeast of...
| Jul 24, 2013
| 12:53 PM
Three rising independent promoters, including the founders of the Riot Fest rock festival and the Spring Awakening electronic-music festival, are joining forces to open a new 1,600-capacity music club next week in the Wicker Park-Logan Square...
| 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.
| 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...