| Jul 23, 2013
| 7:00 AM
Never underestimate the power of the Midwest. Continuing a recent run of Minnesota-born jazz talent that includes guitarist Todd Clauser and the Bad Plus, bassist Chris Morrissey offers a snapshot of his inviting way with melody on the wryly titled...
| Mar 15, 2012
| 8:24 AM
I owed SXSW one of these. After 5 uneventful expeditions, my airplane karma caught up with me, setting me back a solid 7 hours or so. So the following was in a desperate effort to play catchup while staying ahead of a gathering airport hangover.
I got to...
| Sep 22, 2011
| 11:15 AM
The Hideout was built on dirt.
It was constructed directly on top of the soil, a stone's throw from Goose Island, before the Kennedy expressway loomed at its right and Home Depot sprawled on its left, before it became a bar, then a bar and a place to see...
| Jun 7, 2011
| 8:48 AM
Some kind of magic switch seems to have gotten flipped. With summer here, Connecticut turns into a sunny wonderland of outdoor music festivals, county fairs, regional food shindigs and other finely focused affairs. Celebrate the seasonal joys of...
| Oct 7, 2012
Australian singer Wouter De Backer has been making music as Gotye for longer than a decade. But he only became popular whenl the single "Somebody That I Used to Know" topped international pop-music charts in the summer of 2011.
It may be a long time till...
| Oct 21, 2012
| 12:19 PM
When Andrew Bird, the celebrated indie-folk musician, asked Xan Aranda to direct a documentary about the final dates of his 2009 concert tour, she wasted no time in answering him.
“I said no,” Aranda recalls from her home in Chicago.
| May 8, 2012
Consider this the obligatory mention of Andrew Bird’s love-it-or-hate-it whistling. The singer/violinist won’t stop it. Ever.
“It would be unnatural to restrict myself from whistling,” says Bird, 38, who attended Lake Forest...
| May 14, 2012
First: Get excited! The four Chicago bands you chose from our RedEye Rock ‘n’ Vote Top 10 take the stage Wednesday, competing for your votes on-site to win a slot at Taste of Chicago. Former Rock ‘n’ Vote finalist and current...
| Jun 4, 2012
| 5:59 PM
Welcome back, Kelly Hogan.
More than a decade after the release of her last solo effort, "Because It Feel Good," the singer makes a long-overdue return to the spotlight with her excellent new album, "I Like to Keep Myself in Pain," a gorgeous effort...
| Oct 5, 2012
When he takes the stage at the Fillmore Miami Beach on Monday, Oct. 8, Andrew Bird no doubt will present himself as the man his audience has come to see: a classically trained musician whose go-to instrument is the violin; an adventurous songwriter with a...
| Jul 18, 2012
| 10:05 AM
With the voice like a young Ingrid Michaelson and chordal violin picking not unlike folk instrumentalist Andrew Bird, Ada Pasternak, a recent graduate of Berklee College of Music, is bringing her unique intimate sound to Café Nine, Wed., July 25....