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Jay-Z And Justin Timberlake To Play Soldier Field In July

Posted 02.22.2013 | Chicago

Lookout Chicago: Come July, the collective star power in town just might be enough to make the city go nova. Concert giant Live Nation announced ea...

She Speaks in Tongues: The Chicago Band That Changed My Mind

Liz Joynt Sandberg | Posted 03.31.2013 | Chicago
Liz Joynt Sandberg

Suddenly tears started streaming down my face! I was shocked. And I stood there for the duration of the set weeping and feeling like a major weirdo. This? This is not what I expected.

PHOTOS: Pitchfork Lineup Completed With Wild Flag, More

Posted 04.05.2012 | Chicago

With the addition of 21 acts announced Thursday, the lineup for Chicago's Pitchfork Music Festival, slated to be held July 13-15 in the city's Union P...

My Chicago: Leslie Hall, Iowa's Own Midwest Diva

The Huffington Post | Joe Erbentraut | Posted 10.16.2011 | Chicago

While Leslie Hall is not a Chicago native, she is very familiar with the city. Born and raised in Ames, Ia., Hall became one of the original YouTube s...

PHOTOS: Pitchfork 2011 Ends On A Hot Note

The Huffington Post | Joe Erbentraut | Posted 09.17.2011 | Chicago

As the sun went down Sunday evening at Union Park, the seventh annual Pitchfork Music Festival came to a close after a long, hot day packed with music...

Pitchfork Day Two: Winners, Losers & Photos

The Huffington Post | Joe Erbentraut | Posted 09.16.2011 | Chicago

Day two of the seventh annual Pitchfork Music Festival was a day marked by both higher temperatures and performances that often trounced the energy ou...

PHOTOS: Winners And Losers At Day One Of Pitchfork

The Huffington Post | Joe Erbentraut | Posted 09.14.2011 | Chicago

Well, Chicago music aficionados, the seventh annual Pitchfork Music Festival has, as of Friday, officially kicked off at Union Park. We began our c...

WATCH: Our Guide To Pitchfork '11

Huffington Post | Joe Erbentraut | Posted 09.13.2011 | Chicago

Well, Chicago music obsessors, that time of year has come again as the seventh annual Pitchfork Music Festival kicks off Friday afternoon at Union Pa...

PHOTOS: Lollapalooza 2011 Schedule Posted

The Huffington Post | Joe Erbentraut | Posted 08.07.2011 | Chicago

With today's announcement of the day-by-day, hour-by-hour schedule Lollapalooza 2011, festival-goers finally have the opportunity to plot their plan o...

World Music Festival Continues: Day-By-Day Picks

Chicago Reader | Peter Margasak and Monica Kendrick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The Department of Cultural Affairs has to work hard each year to drum up the money to put on Chicago's World Music Festival, since the city generally ...

Jolt Into The Week: Tricky At House of Blues

Decider | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Remember Tricky? You know, the English producer and hip-hop/rock musician who had a fling with Björk, pissed off Gary Oldman for "facking eatin' a Tw...

Get Your Morrissey Fix: Protege Damien Dempsey At Schubas

Decider | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Damien Dempsey is an Irish singer-songwriter who's found a massive following in Europe and a champion in Morrissey, whose vanity label released Dempse...

Get Outside While You Still Can: Kronos Quartet Plays Ravinia

Flavorpill | Max Goldberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

In their 30 years together, the Kronos Quartet have single-handedly maintained the string quartet's cultural relevance. The San Francisco ensemble's d...

Shake A Leg On The Cheap: Devil In A Woodpile At The Hideout

Decider | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Devil in a Woodpile plays the Hideout Tuesday. Hideout 1354 W Wabansia Ave Chicago IL 60622 773-227-4433...

Croon Under The Stars: Tony Bennett At Ravinia

Decider | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Frank Sinatra once called Tony Bennett "the best singer in the business," which means something even if it was never exactly true. Few of his stripe a...

Bolster Your Indie Cred: Ghosty At The Bottom Lounge

Flavorpill | Stephen Gossett | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Considering the recent personnel upheavals (including the departure of co-founder and songwriter Richard Gintowt), it's a miracle that Lawrence, Kansa...