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  • Grammy's Alternative Nod: The Antidote to Miley, Taylor and Justin

    In 1991, the Grammy Awards introduced a category -- then-titled Alternative Music Performance -- with the intention of acknowledging lesser-known artists for their work on the fringes of pop. In the years that followed, many of the artists who received...
  • The Lumineers: Ho hey, what can they do?

    The Lumineers: Ho hey, what can they do?
    Jeremiah Fraites has taken his licks as the co-founder of the Lumineers, having been labeled, as he puts it, "bandwagon-jumpers" by fans of fellow folk-rockers Mumford and Sons and slammed online by Alice Cooper and New Pornographers' frontman A.C....
  • Before the 'Huntsman': Snow White's life in pop songs

     
    Kristen Stewart's Snow White re-imagines the character as an unbreakable warrior in "Snow White and the Huntsman." Yet as resilient as Stewart's White may be, chances are she won't ever inspire a song written by a Beatle. Here is a deeper dive into...
  • Of pop & poetry

    Of pop & poetry
    Jay-Z, Sonic Youth, Guns N' Roses, Ghostface Killah, Slayer, Prince, the Rolling Stones, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Britney Spears, The New Pornographers, Mobb Deep, Black Sabbath, Led Zeppelin, Prefab Sprout, Pink, The Beatles, Van Halen, Big Star, Bob Dylan,...
  • CT.com's Best Albums of 2012

    CT.com's Best Albums of 2012
    Is it us or was 2012 the year of streaming music? It seems like most everyone we know is now listening to music — new music, old music, super-obscure music, pop bubble gum, the latest releases, old-school hip-hop, brutal metal, avant classical,...
  • Top Chicago indie albums: BBU, Willis Earl Beal, Hood Internet

    Top Chicago indie albums: BBU, Willis Earl Beal, Hood Internet
    As each year winds down, Turn It Up focuses on the best of Chicago's independent music scene. Here are my 10 favorite local indie releases for 2012: 1. BBU, “Bell Hooks” (Mad Decent/Mishka): This hip-hop crew announced on Twitter that it was...
  • All about A.V. Fest: liner notes for A.V. Club’s inaugural music fest

     
    The A.V. Club makes no apologies about its efforts to appeal to a certain kind of pop culture nerd, and the lineup of its inaugural A.V. Fest at The Hideout this weekend makes it clear that this kind of pop culture nerd likes indie rock. Counting on a big...
  • 5 top acts to hear at Wicker Park Fest

     
    Wicker Park has something of a reputation for drawing music lovers, so it's no surprise that the neighborhood's fest lineup puts the average street festival to shame....
  • Summer concert preview: A selective list of the season's must-see shows

     
    Those with fat wallets or friends in the biz will no doubt celebrate the bounty that is the summer music season in Southern California. The offerings are unrivaled among American regions, with so many open air venues, majestic theaters, off......
  • Album review: Destroyer's 'Kaputt'

     
    Vancouver, Canada’s Dan Bejar, the occasional member of the New Pornographers, has been crafting adventurous solo albums with various musicians under the heavy metal-like moniker Destroyer since the '90s. On “Kaputt,” his ninth outing, Bejar has...
  • 72 Hours: Florence + the Machine, Mavis Staples, Bear in Heaven lead weekend show lineup

     
    Pop & Hiss looks at the weekend's top gigs. Thursday Walter Meego @ the Echo. This onetime Chicago-based threesome is now a Los Angeles-residing five-piece, and the Echo gig should serve as a sort of coming out party for the......
  • Live review: Matador sticks to the beat at 21

     
    Belle & Sebastian and other indie rockers sing the label's praises at a birthday bash. Lyrical tidbits best capture the essence of this past weekend's Matador at 21 series of concerts at the Palms Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas.......