| Aug 22, 2011
| 12:49 PM
In a month's time, we'll be happily saying goodbye to the sweaty summer.
Here at Midnight Sun, we're not only anticipating tolerable temperatures, but we're also circling the fall events and releases we wish were here already. We present the five we're...
| Oct 11, 2011
| 4:39 AM
Alex Turner has a writer's eye.
The Arctic Monkeys' singer-songwriter pens lyrics full of biting wit and pointed remarks. On "Reckless Serenade," a track from his band's recently released fourth album, he sings of the "type of kisses where teeth collide"...
| Oct 5, 2011
| 10:00 AM
Music we can't wait for
Summer, you were a blast, but if we have to endure Pitbull's innocuous "Give Me Everything" or the pounding piano of Adele's "Rolling in the Deep" one more time, there could be blood in the streets. Luckily, fall has arrived...
| Jan 30, 2012
| 9:22 AM
As usual, Baltimore concerts run the gamut this week. The spectrum starts at Nick Carter and ends with Lacuna Coil, with some interesting options in between. And if you can't stomach another Super Bowl house party, there's even a couple of options on...
| May 30, 2014
| 12:47 PM
2 1/2 stars (out of 4)
There is nothing that hasn't been done before on the Orwells' major-label debut, "Disgraceland" (Atlantic), and the band knows it. "We ain't the worst, we ain't the best," singer Mario Cuomo declares...
| Feb 17, 2014
| 7:10 AM
Last Friday, the Pitchfork Music Festival (July 18-20) announced its first batch of acts for 2014, and you may be scratching your head--the fest often showcases acts that haven't hit the mainstream and celebrates different styles you may not be accustomed...
| 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...
| Aug 3, 2013
| 3:20 AM
Lollapalooza opened in Grant Park on Friday to -- what else? -- rain and a soggy turf that required wood chips to be imported and portions of Hutchinson Field to be roped off. Inclement weather is now a regular visitor at this festival, especially after a...
| Aug 1, 2013
What do you think of when you think of Chicago?
Great indie music. Some of my favorites include: Urge Overkill, The Smashing Pumpkins, Ministry, alt country pioneers The Waco Brothers, Liz Phair (the early days), Neko Case, The Redwalls, Smith Westerns,...
| Jul 2, 2013
| 12:41 PM
Considering the youngsters in Twin Peaks tend to write songs about weed, girls and hanging out at the beach, it's little surprise the band claims "Fast Times at Ridgemont High" stoner Jeff Spicoli as an idol.
"We're just some rock 'n roller dudes,"...
| Aug 15, 2012
| 3:33 PM
This post was not written by a Nigerian prince.
SoundExchange, a nonprofit group that collects digital music royalties on behalf of artists, on Wednesday said that around 50,000 musicians have unclaimed money with the group totaling more than $31...
| Jun 4, 2013
| 9:59 AM
For dedicated music fans, sleep is apparently going to be optional during Lollapalooza weekend Aug. 2-4, with 37 pre- and after-shows at 14 venues over five nights.
The series of concerts announced Tuesday will complement the annual three-day festival...