photos by P Squared Photography Mikal Cronin @ Bowery Ballroom 5/5/2015 Mikal Cronin celebrated the release of his third album, the factually-titled MCIII, at Bowery Ballroom on Tuesday night (5/5), part of his current tour. While the new album is...
Wilder Mind, the new modern-rock album by the formerly acoustic, arena-packing, and multiplatinum-selling British boho boy band Mumford and Sons, gets me contemplating an alternate-history scenario: What if it hadn’t been Bob Dylan who...Show More Summary
By Dustin Krcatovich on May 07 2015 We are in ugly, square times. Proper urban weirdos have been replaced with “artisans”, in conservative garb more fit for lumbersexual lookbook than basement gig; in most places, the freak flag flies...Show More Summary
We asked our local candidates to pick a tune. Will it help to rock your vote?
"To be a poet in a destitute time means: to attend, singing, to the trace of the fugitive gods. This is why the poet in the time of the world's night utters the holy." – Martin Heidegger, "What Are Poets For?"
By Brian Mansfield | Gannett News Service Hot Chocolate singer Errol Brown, best known for... The post Errol Brown, singer of Hot Chocolate’s ‘You Sexy Thing,’ dies at 71 appeared first on Chicago Entertainment - Chicago Sun-Times.
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Chris Stapleton’s excellent debut solo album Traveller came out yesterday, and he marked the occasion by blazing through a sold-out late night set at Mercury Lounge. From his take on the George Jones classic “Tennesssee Whiskey” to the misty-eyed Los Angeles love song “When The Stars Come Out,” Stapleton delivers rebel-country blues that split at […]
BY JEFF ELBEL | FOR THE SUN-TIMES Joan Jett may sing that she doesn’t give... The post Joan Jett savoring the respect, accolades of a powerhouse career appeared first on Chicago Entertainment - Chicago Sun-Times.
“Sorry this isn’t Amy Schumer,” joked Dar Williams, when she answered the phone for our interview. As a long-time fan, I am glad that Dar isn’t Schumer. While Amy Schumer has made her name through sarcastic comedy, Dar Williams takes...Show More Summary
Years in the making, Scratcha DVA, Kwes, and Bonobo collaborator Cornelia is finally released her debut LP on June 15. Balun, the title a derivative of combining “balanced” and “unbalanced,” was written through Cornelia’s move from Sweden to London. Show More Summary
Hit em with it! Hit em with it! Hit em with it! Hit it! The “it” in this instance being the cold sting of disappointment. Last month, Migos and OG Maco announced the Yung Rich Nation tour for May. Migos! And OG Maco! Together! That’s exciting stuff, right there. Show More Summary
Liverpool experimental pop trio Stealing Sheep make a dense, topsy-turvy brand of bubblegum which belies their simplistic lyrics and uncanny ability to implant them in your mental. The band dropped their latest full-length, Not Real, just a few weeks ago, after sharing the title track and matching it with a set of visuals. Now, the […]
ZutZut EL PACK VOL. 1 [Self-Released; 2015] by SCVSCV Rating: If one thing’s certain in dance music, it’s the inherent tension that exists toward whether or not a rhythmic infrastructure should change. Of course, this tension presides as the ineffable, inevitable “drop,” but it also exists culturally. Show More Summary
Drake photo by Pooneh Ghana, Fetty Wap photo by Clive Srail In the past couple years, Drake has co-signed new artists by dropping guest verses on their songs. (Notable examples: iLoveMakonnen and Migos.) Now, he's given his latest stamp of approval. Show More Summary
The "Trap Queen" MC gets a stamp of approval from the OVO man himself.
by Bill Pearis Matt Mondanile will release his new album as Ducktails, titled St. Catherine, on July 24 via Domino. (Preorders are available.) He made the album primarily in Los Angeles (where he lives now) and it features appearances by...
I went over to my friend Molly's this weekend because I like hanging out with her, but also she was recently in a six car pileup which resulted in a super concussion, so she's been chilling in spaces that are still and quiet. Noise is...Show More Summary
You will rarely find a cartoon that manages to cross the boundaries of age, race, gender, and sexuality to become an international success. For that reason, Adventure Time is one of the biggest pop culture phenomenons of the century....Show More Summary
Brooklyn via Minneapolis pop trio Strange Names are steadily ramping up to the release of Use Your Time Wisely. Lead single, “Ricochet” has already received the video treatment and a remix treatment from Yeasayer, and today the group shares “Neighborhood,” which overflows with ’80s dance and New Wave vibes. Layers of synths, spanning the spectrum […]