| Jul 16, 2011
| 11:43 AM
Day 2 of the Pitchfork Music Festival in Union Park is at an end, with another sell-out Saturday. Here’s how it went down, with reports from me (GK), my hard-working colleague Bob Gendron (BG) and video and editing from Kevin Pang.
| Aug 13, 2011
| 12:46 PM
My Morning Jacket performed Friday at Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia. b editor Anne Tallent reviews the show below.
"Told me not to smoke drugs, but I wouldn't listen
Never thought I'd get caught and wind up in prison"
The lyrics of My...
| 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...
| Nov 22, 2011
| 9:10 AM
Lydia Loveless does a lot of venting on her second album and debut for Chicago-based Bloodshot Records, “Indestructible Machine.” Growing up in rural Ohio outside Coshocton, population 11,000, Loveless says feeling like an outcast was...
| Dec 2, 2011
You could describe Anne Ream as brave, and you would be right, but not even close to finished. We brave the elements and we brave the gym and we brave, this time of year, the holiday crowds.
Ream braves a culture that assigns rape survivors to a life...
| May 25, 2011
| 6:43 AM
It’s easy to draw parallels between Wiz Khalifa at this moment and B.O.M.B. Fest co-headliner Snoop Dogg in his younger days, and the similarities go deeper than rapping about smoking humongous amounts of weed. Like Snoop in the early...
| Jul 20, 2011
| 3:31 PM
Peek-A-Boo At Pioneer Court
The controversy surrounding the new 26-foot Marilyn Monroe statue in downtown Chicago's Pioneer Court is swirling through the streets of Chicago and the backrooms of City Hall...and it has more than just Marilyn's over-sized...
| Jul 31, 2011
| 4:42 PM
"I was born the night she found me." -- Eric Northman
Whether or not you believe in the powers of a full moon, it's hard to deny that if a place would be affected by lunar fatness, it would be Bon Temps.
Let's see: In this episode, Jason finally got...
| Mar 3, 2009
Sleep is a luxury for some people, and Neko Case is really craving some right now. Turns out the singer's hotel on the Sunset Strip is party central, with a bar right outside her window and drunken chatter deep into the night. "My sleeping cards," she...
| Mar 17, 2009
On her latest full-length collection, Marianne Faithfull, the queen of torch songs for the damaged soul, reteams with producer Hal Willner for another beautifully haunting tour of a landscape littered with the detritus of shredded hearts.
"I sit in my...