| Aug 3, 2014
| 9:06 PM
Reports from Sunday, day three at Lollapalooza in Grant Park, from Greg Kot (GK),Bob Gendron (BG) and Kevin Williams (KW):
12:19 p.m.: It's never easy to be the day's opening act. For Oyinda, the performance takes on even greater significance. The...
| Mar 27, 2014
| 6:00 AM
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The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival is a mere two weeks away, so those looking to impress with underground knowledge better start cramming.
Few souls are more in demand than geeks armed...
| Mar 4, 2014
| 10:48 AM
Last year, the tribalist-techno festival Lightning in a Bottle made some major strides with a revamped lineup of crossover electronica stars like Purity Ring and Nicolas Jaar. It was a successful move -- the fest had its largest and best-received...
| Mar 26, 2014
| 4:00 AM
Outkast and Calvin Harris will join Eminem, Arctic Monkeys, Kings of Leon and Skrillex as headliners Aug. 1-3 at Lollapalooza. If that sounds a bit familiar, it should — five of the six top acts have played Lollapalooza before.
The latter four acts...
| Apr 13, 2014
| 11:27 AM
There was a huge, heaving mass of Coachella fans listening to time-shifting, hard-riffing music with an apocalyptic sci-fi bent last night. But they weren't watching the headliner Muse.
While a trickle of committed fans progged out with the English hard...
| Jan 3, 2014
| 6:36 AM
Even in the coldest months, there is no slowdown in the Chicago concert season. Here's a sampling of some of the more notable shows in the next few months (listed chronologically):
Jay Z: After last summer's massive coheadlining stadium tour with Justin...
| Nov 29, 2013
At the Pulse Art Fair in Miami, visitors to Kerry Phillips' booth may notice a distinct lack of framed contemporary art, furniture and price stickers. Instead, the Miami artist, in collaboration with the Girls' Club Collection in Fort Lauderdale, has...
| Jul 22, 2013
| 12:11 PM
One of the more interesting things happening at the fringes of dance music right now is that artists are re-defining what it means to be dancey. In one corner, you’ve got artists like Nicolas Jaar and Maya Jane Coles who play all the big tents at...
| Mar 15, 2013
With Ultra Music Festival's addition of a second weekend to celebrate its 15 years, March 15 marks the start of a two-week block saturated with dubstep, house, and drum and bass.
The headliners are no surprise: There's Tiesto, David Guetta, Deadmau5 and...
| Apr 5, 2012
| 10:22 AM
The Pitchfork Music Festival filled out its July 13-15 lineup at Union Park by announcing 21 bands and artists Thursday, including Beach House, Wild Flag and Real Estate.
Also added were Big K.R.I.T., Atlas Sound, Cults and Real Estate, among others,...
| Jul 14, 2012
| 11:26 PM
Pitchfork Day 2 is in the books for Saturday in Union Park. Here’s the rundown from yours truly (GK) and my hard-working colleague Bob Gendron (BG):
1:09 p.m.: The pleasant chirping of crickets provides the transition between songs for the...
| Jul 8, 2011
| 4:35 PM
A series in Sunday Calendar about what Times writers & contributors are listening to right now... As intriguing a concept as it is an engaging listen, “An Empty Bliss Beyond This World” by the Caretaker, whose real name is Leyland......