| Nov 4, 2013
| 5:52 AM
I know I've been harping on how little has happened so far in Season 4 of "The Walking Dead," and at times that was because I was dozing off or not paying enough attention, but I was focused from start to finish during Sunday night's new episode,...
| Apr 16, 2013
| 10:16 AM
In 2006, local painter Lauren Boilini left the Midwest for graduate school in Baltimore, and she never left. She stayed to teach and become a part of the art community, and now is a painting and drawing instructor at MICA.
Boilini, 29, was born in...
| Apr 18, 2012
| 8:59 AM
Walk around Baltimore today and you could see Jenn Wasner's big eyes staring up at you. Wasner, who plays guitar and sings in Wye Oak and now by herself as Flock of Dimes, is the cover star for b's latest "10 to Watch Under 30" issue.
In 2011, Wasner, an...
| Apr 16, 2012
| 11:10 AM
Here's our round-up of the week's most notable concerts. For more shows, check out FindLocal. Ticket prices do not reflect any additional surcharges and taxes.
On Monday, the avant-country act Lambchop plays Rams Head on Stage for the first time ($20)....
| Jun 19, 2014
| 5:05 AM
DURHAM, N.C. In the back of a downtown Durham building, Stella Wingfield Cook is guiding a client through a custom workout.
Cook, petite with blonde, braided pigtails and tattooed arms, stands as Marcia Brooks pulls, pushes and kicks through a routine on...
| Jun 7, 2014
| 11:00 AM
Sonido Gallo Negro, "Sendero Mistico" (Glitterbeat)
A nine-piece instrumental band from Mexico City that specializes in a surreal blend of music including old-school South American cumbia, Peruvian chicha and Mexican boogaloo, Sonido Gallo Negro...
| Jun 5, 2014
| 8:11 AM
Is there a word that promises fun more than "festival?" We know. "Chocolate" is right up there, but stop being a distraction. Summer music festivals are a Chicago sonic mainstay, in a city that seems to have gone fest crazy of late. It used to be that...
| May 30, 2014
| 8:27 AM
The Pitchfork Music Festival announced its 2014 schedule Friday. The Union Park festival doesn't happen until July 18-20, but the Type A humans among us can go ahead and make a plan right now.
Like we told you earlier, Beck, Kendrick Lamar and Neutral...
| May 23, 2014
| 2:28 PM
'Are We There'
Sharon Van Etten
3.5 stars (out of 4)
Sharon Van Etten makes music that feels unsettling, even at its dreamiest. Her progression from tentative singer with a guitar into a producer-songwriter-band leader who makes ever more...
| May 6, 2014
| 11:42 AM
When songwriter Sharon Van Etten's fourth album, "Are We There," gets released on May 27, the West Village resident and her band will already be out on tour, road-testing the new songs alongside numbers from her impressive back-catalog. Raves about "Are...
| Dec 27, 2012
| 11:24 AM
What follows are the favorite 10 albums of 2012 as chosen by Times pop music staffer Todd Martens:
1. Frank Ocean, “Channel Orange” (Def Jam). No doubt this is Ocean's moment, what with his Grammy nominations and the romantic topicality of...
| Apr 2, 2013
| 7:45 AM
Downtown Sound, Millennium Park’s free Monday night music series, returns this summer with a lineup that includes Sharon Van Etten, Glen Hansard, Dessa and Psalm One.
In addition, the Loops and Variations series that debuted last year on...