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Lollapalooza Takes Over Chicago: Parties To Fill Your Weekend Before, After And During The Festival

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Lollapalooza starts Friday, but the gigantic music festival has already taken over Chicago bars, clubs and music venues. Whether you are in it for the...

Logan Square Gets Two New Record Stores

Chicago Reader | Jessica Hopper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

"I've lived in Logan Square for about 20 years now," says Marc Ruvolo, cofounder of long-running Chicago indie/punk label Johann's Face. "There's no r...

WATCH: Kid Sister's Chicago-Centric New Video

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Kid Sister has always stayed true to her Chicago roots, and the fierce "femcee" made those roots clear in her new video for "Big N Bad." Aside from t...

Insurance Company Ditches 'Nicest Man In Chicago' After Cancer Diagnosis

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Last year, Chicagoan and filmmaker Dave Thomas was diagnosed with cancer. While he was able to treat it quickly and is recovering--a big pile of medic...

Jim DeRogatis Leaves The Sun-Times To Blog For Vocalo, Teach At Columbia College

Robert Feder | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Jim DeRogatis, co-host of Chicago Public Radio's nationally syndicated "Sound Opinions" and one of America's premier authorities on everything that ro...

Taste Of Chicago MUSIC 2010: Salt-N-Pepa, Slick Rick, Rob Thomas, MORE

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Obviously, most people battle the crowds and heat at the annual Taste of Chicago for the food, but the musical lineup always attracts a crowd as well....

Lollapalooza Lineup Lacking Chicago Bands

True/Slant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Once again, Lollapalooza's delivered an impressive lineup of exceptional live bands (Arcade Fire, Gogol Bordello), some accomplished vets (reggae rock...

Scott Lucas: Proud Of Chicago, Wants Daley Out

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

I don't put much stock in what I've learned. I saw way too many Woody Allen movies as a kid to ever consider living in some place like L.A. I've...

Lollapalooza 2010 Lineup Rumors: Lady Gaga, Green Day, Soundgarden (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Those who bought their Lollapalooza 2010 tickets on Tuesday did not make their purchases completely blindly--even though the official lineup won't be ...

Lollapalooza 2010 Tickets On Sale TODAY

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Though the official Lollapalooza lineup has yet to be announced, tickets for the three-day festival go on sale today. Three-day passes for the annua...

Pitchfork Music Festival: Broken Social Scene, Jon Spencer Blues Explosion Added To Lineup

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The indie rock reunions continue: Broken Social Scene has been added to the lineup for Pitchfork's 2010 music festival, along with Panda Bear, the Jon...

The Carolina Chocolate Drops Give Chicago Something To Barn Dance About

HuffPost Eyes&Ears Local | Jeff Pinzino | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Produced by HuffPost's Eyes & Ears Citizen Journalism Unit It used to be that Chicago had the most famous country music radio show in America. The WL...

Chicago Bands Head To Austin For South By Southwest

Gapers Block | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

It seems my claim that Chicago would be underrepresented at SXSW this year was a bit premature. We've since received word about several showcases by C...

Aboveground Underground: Bon Iver At The Vic

Chicago Reader | Jessica Hopper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

One-man band Bon Iver, aka Justin Vernon, is very likely the only underground phenomenon to ever come out of Eau Claire, Wisconsin....

Hip-Hop Piano: Kenny Keys At Darkroom

Centerstage | J. Min | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The name implies it, but not many people realize the talent of Kenny Keys until he lets loose on the piano....

Get Some Roots: Devil In A Woodpile At The Hideout

Time Out Chicago | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Devil in a Woodpile is like an old-fashioned hootenanny, only with hipper music....

Rock The Catskills: Mercury Rev At Martyrs'

Decider | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Before they moved upstate to the Catskills and started fashioning themselves as a sort of pleasantly narcotized version of The Band, Mercury Rev made ...

Chase The Blues: Byther Smith At Buddy Guy's Legends

Chicago Reader | David Whiteis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Byther Smith's pungent, smoldering roar infuses his blues with hellfire. ...

Rockabilly Revival: Reverend Horton Heat At Metro

Decider | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

As the pinnacle of the early-'90s rockabilly revival, Reverend Horton Heat twitched out a jittery twang that brought a party swagger back to a scene d...

Kansas City Hip-Hop: Mac Lethal At Abbey Pub

Decider | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Kansas City rapper Mac Lethal was added to the roster a few years ago and in 2007 produced his label debut, 11:11, which delivered on the underground ...

Get Canadian: The Sadies At Schubas

Decider | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The Sadies might be most recognized as the sometimes backing band of Neko Case and the Mekons' Jon Langford, but the Canadian outfit has released a st...

A Dresden Doll: Amanda Palmer At Metro

Chicago Reader | Monica Kendrick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

You might wonder why Dresden Dolls front woman Amanda Palmer would need to make a solo record, since the Dolls already provide such fertile ground for...

Review: David Foster's Hit Man -- Star Gazing in the Recording Studio

Charles Alexander | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Charles Alexander

Since Foster, unlike many musicians, never got into drugs, he actually remembers everything that happened. Example: what was Madonna doing lying on the floor of a recording booth moaning?

Hometown Rock: Walking Bicycles At The Empty Bottle

Decider | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Chicago outfit Walking Bicycles plays arty, sleek post-punk that claims sonic kinship to Black Sabbath and The Residents, yet sounds more like a riled...

All Weekend Long: David Sanchez Quartet At Jazz Showcase

Time Out Chicago | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Powerhouse Puerto Rican saxophonist David Sánchez has the same sort of voracious musical mind as Wynton Marsalis....