| Oct 1, 2012
| 8:06 AM
On Friday at the Kimball Theatre, 23-year-old William and Mary graduate Eric Horgan clinched first place in the Williamsburg's Got Talent competition by singing an impassioned version of John Prine's "Angel from Montgomery."
He took home a $500 prize....
| Oct 23, 2012
| 11:45 AM
Woody Guthrie (pictured) was America's foremost Dust Bowl troubadour. He would have turned 100 this year. Guthrie's place in popular culture is secure; idolized by a young Bob Dylan, Guthrie sired a psychedelic-era successor in son Arlo (of Alice's...
| Mar 4, 2013
On NBC’s fantastic “Parks and Recreation,” Nick Offerman has turned Ron Swanson into such a spectacular, hilarious symbol of contained emotion and old-fashioned, meat-and-potatoes masculinity that it feels necessary to establish that...
| Feb 20, 2013
| 7:30 AM
with Ava Luna and Magic Man, Feb. 22, 8 p.m., $10. The Outer Space, 295 Treadwell St., Building G, Hamden, (203) 288-6400, theouterspace.net, manicproductions.org.
They always say, "Two heads are better than one." For Brooklyn-based indie...
| Sep 21, 2011
| 9:29 PM
3 stars (out of 4)
After seven studio albums, capped by the summing-up statement “Wilco (The Album)” in 2009, the Chicago band seemed to be out of surprises. The music had soul and low-key integrity, but had turned predictable. So it’...
| Dec 1, 2011
| 9:19 AM
Kanye West wasn’t the only artist with Chicago connections to receive plenty of attention Wednesday at the 54th annual Grammy Award nominations.
West, who grew up in Chicago and is in the midst of a two-night stand at the United Center with Jay-Z,...
| Jul 6, 2012
| 8:45 AM
Neil Diamond: His set list is full of instant sing-alongs. Some are “so good, so good” (“Sweet Caroline”) they’re sometimes performed twice. Diamond is 71, yet he still puts on an energetic, hit-packed show, 8 p.m. Friday...
| Aug 5, 2012
| 4:28 AM
Day 2 is done at Lollapalooza in Grant Park, and what a day Saturday was: It was sandwiched by much-anticipated sets by Chief Keef and Frank Ocean, and in between came the first evacuation in the festival’s Chicago history. Here’s how it...
| Oct 24, 2011
| 9:09 PM
3 stars (out of 4)
Neil Young and his wife, Pegi, have been hosting star-studded concerts since the mid-’80s to benefit the Bridge School, a nonprofit organization that educates children with severe speech and physical impairments (their son, Ben,...
| Sep 15, 2011
| 10:25 PM
Here come the would-be blockbusters. The music industry inevitably rolls out new releases by its biggest artists in the fall, just in time for holiday gift-giving. This year is no exception, with studio albums expected from Drake and Mary J. Blige; a host...
| Jul 11, 2012
| 8:13 AM
Wilco will headline the annual A.V. Fest/Hideout Block Party on Sept. 14-15, festival organizers announced Wednesday.
The Chicago sextet is coming off a major show last weekend at the Kane County ballpark in Geneva, Ill. They will be joined by Iron &...
| Jun 13, 2012
| 9:35 AM
Lounge Ax, the late, great Lincoln Avenue rock club that hosted countless indie-rock stalwarts during the '90s before its demise in 2000, will throw a retrospective party Aug. 10-11 that will reunite some of the regulars, personalities and bands who...