| Jun 28, 2013
| 11:37 PM
After a two-hour tribute to Big Star’s lost-then-found classic album “Third,” drummer Jody Stephens provided an instant review for the audience Friday at Park West.
The concert “reminds me of recording the third album,”...
| Jun 22, 2013
| 8:17 AM
Nash Kato was the swaggering singer-guitarist of the rising Chicago band Urge Overkill in the early '90s when he and his bandmates would hang out at Wicker Park's Rainbo Club, and, he recalls, a petite young woman was always hitting them up for beers...
| 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,...
| May 28, 2012
| 9:31 AM
Check out Chicago Band Urge Overkill as they stop by WGN.
We have Dean talking to them about the new album and check out the links below for 4 songs! 2 of the four are off the new album and 2 classics!
Legendary Indie Band Urge Overkill has just...
| Jul 7, 2012
| 10:05 AM
Neil Diamond clutches the microphone in his right hand, and makes music with his left. It sweeps, points, punches, waves, swerves and skips an imaginary lasso.
It blows moist kisses in the direction of the balconies. It clutches an unseen skull, a...
| Sep 27, 2012
| 8:40 PM
How do you write Lin's Bin?
Lin's Bin starts with a question.
Is it OK to compliment a woman on her breasts?
Where does the time go?
Why are teenagers so cranky?
The questions come from clueless frat boys, from wistful mothers, from grade school kids...
| Oct 3, 2012
| 11:35 AM
Plants and Animals
Wed., Oct. 10, BAR, 254 Crown St., New Haven, (203) 495-1111, barnightclub.com; Fri., Oct. 12, Iron Horse Music Hall, 20 Center St., Northampton, MA, (413) 586-8686, iheg.com.
It used to be that rock and roll was rebellious. If you...
| Nov 17, 2011
| 4:35 PM
Musician Chris Holmes seems to attract a curious mix of people, including Barack Obama, Paul McCartney, Beck and My Bloody Valentine's Kevin Shields....
| Feb 17, 2012
| 8:55 AM
Plants and Animals
The End of That
It’s rare to find classic-rock tinged jams with so much swagger and juice that still have a sense of humor (not so much as to be a gag) and real artistry to the lyrics. “The moral of the...