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  • Jan. 30-Feb. 5 in nightlife: Nick Carter, Rise Against, Dia Frampton and more

    Jan. 30-Feb. 5 in nightlife: Nick Carter, Rise Against, Dia Frampton and more
    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...
  • Fall's Top 5: The events and releases we're anticipating most

    Fall's Top 5: The events and releases we're anticipating most
    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...
  • Arctic Monkeys' Alex Turner on Tom Wolfe, being a 'romantic fool'

    Arctic Monkeys' Alex Turner on Tom Wolfe, being a 'romantic fool'
    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"...
  • September 28: Turned up

    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...
  • Twin Peaks' catchy 'Wild Onion' does a little too much

    Twin Peaks' catchy 'Wild Onion' does a little too much
    *** (out of four) The barely-20-year-old rockers of Twin Peaks are really good at crafting short, catchy songs guaranteed to increase your summer air guitar quotient by 200 percent. So it’s easy to wish “Wild Onion,” the quartet’s...
  • Lollapalooza on way to sellout; day-by-day lineups set

    Lollapalooza on way to sellout; day-by-day lineups set
    Lollapalooza will put 60,000 single-day tickets on sale Wednesday at 10 a.m. central for the festival Aug. 2-4 in Grant Park. The only question remaining is how fast they’ll sell out. The festival’s entire lineup leaked weeks early last...
  • Lollapalooza after-shows include Kendrick Lamar, Hot Chip, Lumineers

    Lollapalooza after-shows include Kendrick Lamar, Hot Chip, Lumineers
    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...
  • R. Clifton Spargo

     R. Clifton Spargo
    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,...
  • Local Q&A: Twin Peaks

    Local Q&A: Twin Peaks
    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,"...
  • 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...
  • Rainy start to day one of Lollapalooza

    Rainy start to day one of Lollapalooza
    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...
  • Local Q&A: The Orwells

    Local Q&A: The Orwells
    Try as he might, Mario Cuomo, singer for rising garage-rock quintet the Orwells, can't seem to avoid trouble. His high school years essentially were a string of missed classes and misdeeds, including a lengthy suspension for launching a water bottle at a...