Selena Gomez is back and starting off 2020 with her new album “Rare.” Released on Jan. 10, this is her first album since “Revival” in 2015. And no, those seven different remixes of “Wolves” in …

Punk rock band Beach Slang hasn’t introduced anything new with its album “The Deadbeat Bang of Heartbreak City,” released Jan. 10. The Philadelphia natives try to capture classic rock but without a clear creative direction …

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Coming-of-age synth pop, groundbreaking rap and fiery political commentary encompass just a few of the genres and themes of the decade’s top albums. Some won awards and topped the charts, others remained underappreciated by the …

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Alternative rock band Waterparks isn’t afraid to take a risk — as long as trashing a nearly completed album in favor of starting over is considered a risk. “Just because you put work into something …

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The House of Blues (329 N. Dearborn St.) was jam-packed with rowdy and energetic fans as post hardcore band Our Last Night took the stage Nov. 22. Crowd-surfers scaled the audience throughout the show and …

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A lot has changed since 2016. The world is a different place and Michigan-based band Mover Shaker is a different band. They’ve since toured the United States, been stuck on the side of a mountain, …

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Chicago native Lupe Fiasco (Wasalu Muhammad Jaco) riled up The Riviera Theatre (4746 N. Racine Ave.) for a full performance of his debut album “Lupe Fiasco’s Food & Liquor.” Fans sang, swayed and bounced for …

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Word play and slam poetry took the big stage Nov. 16 at Chicago House of Blues (329 N. Dearborn St.) during the Hobo Johnson and the Lovemakers show on the Fall of Hobo Johnson Tour. …